One suspects that Messi, who will be 35 when the next edition of football's showpiece tournament begins, will be a man on a mission during these qualifiers as he seeks to enhance his own legacy and end Argentina's nearly three-decade wait for major silverware.
With the pandemic under control in China, sports events like the Carnival returned, which in turn gave a further boost for people's confidence across the country to restore normal life.
Next up for Kvitova is Germany's Laura Segemund, who dispatched Spaniard Paula Badosa 7-5, 6-2 to advance. Enditem
The two sides found their shooting range after the tip-ff, especially for Fujian who converted 4 of 5 shots beyond the arc, but Zhejiang managed a 31-26 lead after the first quarter.
ROME, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Napoli could lose 3-0 to Juventus as the Coppa Italia holders were unable to travel on Sunday, while Inter Milan and Lazio shared the spoils 1-1, with both sides finishing with 10 men.
"I have to improve my control of the game in crunch time," Fang admitted. "It requires time, and I cannot worry about it too much. For every game, I have to prepare well beforehand and draw some experience after it to march forward, step by step."
Next up for Halep is another 19-year-old youngster, Iga Swiatek of Poland, whom Halep defeated in the round of 16 here last year.
"I'm very happy. It was a great match, I didn't make any mistakes. Casper is a really great player, very attractive to play, I think there were many good rallies, it was a good match from both of us," said the recently-crowned US Open champion.
Villarreal travels after an easy 3-1 win at home to Alaves and with strikers Paco Alcacer and Gerard Moreno both in excellent form after netting six goals between them in Villarreal's first four games of the season.
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World 5,000m champion Obiri maintained her unbeaten streak this season by winning the women's race in 15:06.36.