"It's important for a striker to score goals," said Icardi. "Today we lacked the efficiency to kill the match earlier, but we are happy with the result."
Fernando doubled his tally with an unstoppable volley in the 74th minute. In stoppage time, Ba Dun finished his first goal in CSL this year and made it a 4-0 victory against Shijiazhuang.
Zhang also broke the national record in the women's 100m freestyle on Sunday.
Ji Xinjie from Shandong secured the gold in the men's 400m freestyle in 3:48.87, with Hubei's Zhang Ziyang and Ji's teammate Hu Jia rounding out the top three.
Sevilla came back from a goal down to get their season underway with a 3-1 win away to Cadiz.
In the 14th minute, Chongqing striker Feng Jin was knocked down by Shanghai defender Zhang Wei when he tried to make a breakthrough from the left side. Feng was rewarded with a penalty at first, but the referee decided to give Zhang a red card instead after checking the VAR.
The Tokyo Paralympic torch relay, which will be held from August 12 to 24, 2021, will also have no major changes to the plans announced for the relay originally scheduled for this year. Enditem
JERUSALEM, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Israeli champions Maccabi Tel Aviv beat German side Alba Berlin 80-73 in the first round of Euroleague basketball on Thursday evening.
MADRID, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Ansu Fati scored twice and won a penalty with a magnificent first half performance as FC Barcelona beat Villarreal 4-0 in Ronald Koeman's debut as Barca coach.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, almost all major domestic and international sporting events were rescheduled or canceled in the first half of the year. People were reluctant to go outside, and most sports companies struggled to do business. Some didn't survive.
QINGDAO, China, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Yan Zibei from Hubei won the men's 200m breaststroke in two minutes 12.14 seconds at the Chinese national swimming championships here on Thursday.