Despite pundits predicting Schalke to be among the relegation candidates, Raman is convinced, "we won't get into trouble this time. The squad has learned its lesson," he said.
According to the organizing committee, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) confirmed the design schemes from all the host cities except Beijing on Tuesday.
"The result didn't meet my expectations, I was thinking about 20.50s or so," said Xie.
Many Chinese netizens also showed understanding towards Lin's decision, while also speculating on his next move.
The second stage of CSL, scheduled from October 16 to November 12, adopts a two-legged knockout format with each team playing six games to decide their final rankings of the season.
The Israeli club scored the opening goal in a clever team execution of a free kick from 20 meters in the 30th minute. Instead of shooting on goal, Dutch midfielder Tjaronn Chery produced an impressive pass to Australian striker Nikita Rukavytsya, who passed to midfielder Yuval Ashkenazi for an easy goal.
The 26-year-old Wang from Guangdong took the pole position in a three-man leading group in the early stages of the race and soon broke clear to seize a comfortable sole lead. The 2018 Asian Games champion never looked back until breaking the tape in style with a clocking of one hour, 20 minutes and 49 seconds.
Zhao defeated amateur Oliver Brown 3-0 in the group opener and went on to beat Nigel Bond 3-1. The world no. 29 secured his top position in the group despite a loss to Liam Highfield 3-0, as the other three players of his group drew with each other in their encounters.
Feng Bin of Shandong competes during the Women's Discus Throw Final on Day 4 of the 2020 Chinese National Athletics Championships in Shaoxing, east China's Zhejiang Province, Sept. 18, 2020. (Xinhua/Wang Lili)
Competing under a six-round format, the 24-year-old landed at 8.36m in round two, which is the world leading mark of the year. Huang Changzhou ranked second with a personal best of 8.33m in his first attempt.
Jota is Liverpool's third signing this summer, following Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara and Greek defender Kostas Tsimikas.