Messi admitted Thursday's match did not pan out as the Albiceleste had hoped, rueing his team's lethargy early on.
CHENGDU, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Inner Mongolia thrashed Shanxi 94-69 in a clash of powerhouses to stay unbeaten after three matches, while Sichuan beat Fujian 89-63 in the 2020-21 Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) season on Thursday.
Spain are in a good position in their Nations League group after sneaking a late goal that gave them a 1-1 draw away to Germany in their opening game in September, and followed that up with a 4-0 demolition of Ukraine in which Ansu scored an excellent debut goal.
Chen Meng (L) of Shandong and Wang Manyu of Heilongjiang react during the women's doubles final match against Sun Yingsha of Hebei and Wang Yidi of Liaoning at the 2020 Chinese National Table Tennis Championships in Weihai, east China's Shandong Province, Oct. 10, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhu Zheng)
The Real Madrid player heaped praise on Peru, who he said would test the five-time world champions, despite the absence of their captain and all-time leading scorer Paolo Guerrero because of a knee injury.
Gomez came off the bench in the 87th minute and struck six minutes later by controlling Francisco Sierralta's headed clearance with his chest and rifling a 20-yard shot into the bottom-left corner.
The unexpected return to Poland seemed to be a problem for the team and changed the preparation plan for Beijing 2022 in China. For now, it is not known what the next season will look like, because the International Ice Skating Union (ISU) has recently announced that there will be no speed skating World Cup competition in 2020.
Shandong trimmed the deficit to four points midway through the last quarter, but could not get closer afterwards.
The Brazil boss also showed satisfaction with the performances of goalscorers Marquinhos, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino.
"Peru have a lot of great players. They are capable of making life very difficult for us. But we're going to do everything we can to win," he added. Enditem
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.