Messi told Barcelona officials that he wanted to leave in August before changing his mind two weeks later to avoid a legal battle with the club he has called home since the age of 13.
"As a young team, we haven't played many tough games like this one, so we really cherish this win," Sun noted.
CHENGDU, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- Fujian labored to a 64-60 victory over Wuhan and tasted its first win of the new Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) season, with Wuhan recording its fourth straight loss here on Saturday.
Italy added another in the 30th minute when El Shaarawy found the net with the outside of his boot.
The fourth seed has yet to play Swiatek on the Tour but encountered with each other on the same stage in the junior competitions four years ago.
CHENGDU, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- Zhejiang rallied past Hebei 100-80 and Shaanxi overwhelmed Daqing 110-44 in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) here on Sunday.
Jia added that his team would play several warm-up matches with foreign women's football teams or local U-17 men's teams ahead of the playoff.
The hosts thought they had opened the scoring with just seven minutes played but Julian Draxler's goal from very close range was ruled offside by the referee.
Swiatek fired 22 winners in the one-sided match, half of which came from her strong forehand. Enditem
BARRANQUILLA, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Colombia manager Carlos Queiroz defended his decision to substitute James Rodriguez in Colombia's 3-0 victory over Venezuela in their CONMEBOL World Cup qualifier here on Friday.
Italy experimented with their starting line-up ahead of the Nations League, as coach Roberto Mancini opted for three Sassuolo players, including Ciccio Caputo, who made his senior Italy debut.