"It was a tough match. We didn't play at our level in the first quarter, but changed our tactics into zone defense from the second quarter," Shanxi coach Li Ge commented.
Reigning champions Banska Bystrica, on the other hand, are experiencing a nightmare start into the new season, getting crushed by Poprad 7-1, losing their third straight match as a result.
BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- Juventus forward Paulo Dybala will miss Argentina's World Cup qualifier against Bolivia after failing to recover from a stomach problem, the Argentinian Football Association (AFA) said on Sunday.
The "horned derby" between the "chamois" from Poprad and the "rams" from Banska Bystrica turned into a lopsided scoring fest for the home team.
Brazil will face Bolivia in Sao Paulo on Friday and Peru in Lima next Tuesday.
Iran's soccer team left Tehran for Tashkent on Tuesday for a friendly match with Uzbekistan slated for Thursday.
"It will be hard as it's our third game in just a few days, but we are prepared for that. Bit by bit we are getting into our best shape and I'm ready for whatever they need," he concluded. Enditem
The club strengthened its defense this summer by signing Nathan Ake from Bournemouth and Ruben Dias from Benfica. The new signings and Aymeric Laporte's return from injury will push Garcia down the pecking order.
MONTEVIDEO, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- A stoppage-time goal from Valencia striker Maxi Gomez gave Uruguay a dramatic 2-1 home victory over Chile in their opening South American zone World Cup qualifier on Thursday.
Now, every Wednesday afternoon, Liu goes to the local special education school to teach children with cerebral palsy.
"Our players prepared well and did a good job today," said Shaanxi coach Jiang E'Ying.