"We were not in form at the start. Guards didn't handle the ball well on our first possession, which affected the team's rhythm and mentality," admitted Ji.
After Bayern had targeted the Dutch full-back for several months and Flick named the 19-year-old as his desired player the German record champions refused to increase its reported 20-million-euro offer. Barca is said to invest 25 million eruos plus a higher salary.
Olympic medalist Wang Shun reached the finishing line first in the men's 400m individual medley in 4:11.89.
Teda was one of five teams with a new manager during the first stage and ultimately fell well short of expectations. An embarrassing record of 3 draws and 11 defeats in the first stage meant the coastal side were the only winless team.
Two other Turkish teams, Galatasaray and Basaksehir, have also shown interest in the 26-year-old player.
Shenhua will play the next stage against city rivals SIPG, who have already qualified in the top spot of Suzhou Division.
LONDON, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Liverpool confirmed on Tuesday that Spain international midfielder Thiago Alcantara has tested positive for the coronavirus.
"I am very happy," Nadal said in French at the Court Philippe-Chatrier after the triumph, "It will be another difficult match against Travaglia or Nishikori. I hope to play a good level. It's always special to play here in Paris, especially here on Court Philippe-Chatrier, so I'm very happy to play another time."
The 39-year-old tennis great, who is seeking a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title, skipped all the tune-up tournaments for the clay major and practised at the Mouratoglou Academy, but acknowledged she was "not one hundred percent" as the French Open started.
JIANGMEN, China, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Zhejiang bounced back from an opening set loss to defeat Liaoning 3-1 (9-25, 26-24, 25-15, 25-20) in the Chinese Women's Volleyball Championship here on Monday.
"As Sports Director, I am very honored and humbled to be able to support the Olympic and Paralympic Games from a sporting perspective and the perspective of an Olympian," Kotani said.