Atletico Madrid had Luis Suarez in its side but was held to its second 0-0 draw in a week as the team failed to break down Villarreal with just two shots on target in the entire 90 minutes.
"Despite its huge popularity in many countries, racquetball is still new to Chinese people. It is a high-speed sport that needs long-term practise and systematic training," said Liu.
GENEVA, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Following is the draw for the group stage of the Europa League:
Argentina will face Ecuador in Buenos Aires on Thursday and Bolivia in La Paz five days later.
Four-time winner Kipchoge from Kenya was expected to clinch the victory comfortably as his archrival Kenenisa Bekele announced his withdrawal from the event due to a calf injury on Friday.
"I knew she was going to be aggressive. I knew that she's playing this way. Today it worked really well for her," Halep added. "At this level, nobody surprises anybody anymore because everyone has a big level and it depends on the day that you are."
On the Dongguan side, Shen Yi nailed 13 points, while Hu Ke added 10.
Moments later, new arrival Joel Pohjanpalo scored his first goal for Union only 35 seconds after coming on to put the result beyond doubt in the 64th minute.
The Grand Prix Final had been scheduled for December 10-13, 2020 with the World Cup Short Track a week later. Both events were postponed "in consultation with all stakeholders and considering the pandemic developments," the ISU announced in a statement on Friday, with re-scheduling possibilities under discussion.
Wu and Zhao combined for the first 11 points for Shanxi, who showed their depth and began to pull away after bench players came in for a 24-16 first quarter advantage through Fu Jinqiu's buzzer-beating layup.
Although concerns are increasing among fans, as one of Germany's most prominent sides might fail to secure its first-tier participation for next season, the former teacher claimed to believe in the team's potential.