MADRID, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Lionel Messi confirmed on Friday that he would stay at FC Barcelona this season to see out his four-year contract signed in 2017.
Elsewhere, Poland, who were playing without leading striker Robert Lewandowski, registered their first victory of the tournament in Zenica.
In the 93rd minute, R&F's goalkeeper Han Jiaqi failed to clear out the ball from the box, giving Paulinho an opportunity to add a buzzer beater for Evergrande.
The remainder of the match was controversial after Gao Lin was shown his fourth yellow card of the season in the 71st minute after complaining to the referee. The Chinese international is set to miss Shenzhen's next match against his former club Guangzhou Evergrande next Wednesday.
After nine games, Shanghai Shenhua are now sitting fourth in the Dalian division table with 12 points, only one point ahead of Shenzhen Jiazhaoye. They will face Shandong Luneng next Wednesday. Enditem
"Life is really boring here," said Wang, who has been training at the National Aquatic Training Center in Qiandaohu, Hangzhou with the Zhejiang provincial team since March. "When I went for a walk one evening, I saw the lights of the gym were all on and girls were there running while some boys were working on their core strength. This was unthinkable when we had a day off before the pandemic."
DALIAN, China, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Dia Saba and Ye Chugui netted to give Guangzhou R&F a 3-1 win over Henan Jianye in the 10th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL), while Dalian Pro conceded a late goal in a 1-1 draw with Jiangsu Suning on Tuesday night.
European champion Laura Muir was unstoppable in the women's 1,500m, continuing her momentum following a big win in Oslo two weeks ago. The Briton clocked 3:58.24, followed by Sofia Ennaoui of Poland and Romania's Claudia Bobocea.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- Beijing Guoan were held to a 2-2 draw by Wuhan Zall in the ninth round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Sunday.
Steven Bergwijn scored the game's only goal in the 61st minute, firing in from close range. After breaking the deadlock, Dwight Lodeweges's team controlled the game at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam, restricting Poland to just one shot on target.
"I'm satisfied with the performance of my players. I'm happy with our movement on the pitch as we played against a strong side. We knew that the Netherlands would keep the ball and that they would try a positional attack. However, they didn't create many chances. We made one mistake and we were punished for that. That's normal in international football," said Brzeczek.