The Liverpool forward struck again just after the interval when he slotted a close-range shot past Carlos Lampe following Neymar's slide-rule pass.
LA PAZ, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- The rarefied air of La Paz will provide Bolivia with a clear advantage over Argentina when the teams meet in their 2022 World Cup qualifier here on Tuesday, Albiceleste manager Lionel Scaloni said on Sunday.
"Now is an opportune time for me to cement my place. I always say that it's important to feel the responsibility of playing for the national team but that shouldn't be overshadowed by pride. Otherwise the burden can become too much.
"Jiangsu's team chemistry is better than us, as they have played for quite a long time. We suffered some problems in our defense, and didn't restrain their character," Xinjiang coach Gao Fengjuan lamented. Enditem
Beijing and Shandong opened their game without too much intensity but the former ruthlessly embarked on a 13-0 run and closed the first half with a 15-point lead.
Back from a treatment following a hard fall, Xing converted a four-point play, highlighting Shanxi's scoring run that pulled itself within two points at the break.
BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni said Wednesday that Lionel Messi's decision to stay at Barcelona is good news for the Albiceleste as they prepare for their opening 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Bolivia.
TOKYO, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach will visit Japan in mid-November and meet new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Tokyo 2020 organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto said here on Friday.
"I've already done it in Australia," said the 21-year-old Kenin, "I've had tough matches these past two weeks and I'm so excited to be in the final. It's incredible. I'm going to enjoy this moment today and get ready for the final tomorrow (on Saturday)."
Nadal has won 99 matches in the clay major, which means he had the chance to win the title with a record 100 Roland Garros victory on Sunday. Enditem
KIGALI, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- The Rwandan men's senior national team, Amavubi, on Wednesday announced the 37-man provisional squad, including ten foreign-based players, ahead of their Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Cape Verde next month after a suspension due to the COVID-19.