Huanghai did not cut the deficit until the 85th minute. Thanks to Wang Wei's assist from the left side of the box, Romain Alessandrini pulled one back with a bicycle kick. Enditem
In the women's doubles, Jia Yifan/Du Yue of Qingdao were challenged in the first set against Tan Ning/Chen Yingying, before they finally secured the narrow win 15-13. Then Jia/Du controlled the next two sets to win 11-7, 11-4, awarding the four-time CBSL champion the victory in just 80 minutes.
R&F took a dream start just five minutes into the game as Dia Saba converted a spot-kick.
The ITTF announced a restart plan earlier this month, with the Women's World Cup, the Men's World Cup and the ITTF Finals to be staged in November. Enditem
"Sometimes I think I have no choice but to play as hard as I can, because my opponent isn't giving me any looks," Osaka said of the hard-fought match. "For me, normally if I focus that much, then the match potentially could be over in two. But I felt like it just kept going on."
Title favorite Qingdao stormed to a 3-0 lead in the match against Shenzhen. Chen Yufei then fought for 49 minutes to overtake Zhang Yiman 7-11, 11-6, 8-11, 11-5, 11-6 in a tight game of women's singles, before Zheng Siwei/Liu Yuchen took a straight win over Liang Weikeng/Wu Tuobin in the men's doubles, adding the other two points for Qingdao.
In the other game, Jiangsu Suning fumbled a 3-1 lead against Guangzhou R&F, only to slip to a 3-3 draw.
PARIS, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Lotto's Caleb Ewan from Australia clinched his second stage victory in this year's Tour de France on Wednesday's stage 11 in a sensational sprint finish, winning by only one third of a wheel.
"I am not satisfied with the first-half performance. We made Jena strong. Nevertheless, after the restart we controlled the proceedings and wrapped up a deserved win," Werder Bremen head coach Florian Kohfeldt said.
Alves almost added his second in the 61st minute, but his powerful shot was denied by the crossbar.
Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell should strengthen an at-times questionable back line, while Timo Werner and Kai Havertz are big money additions at the other end of the field and overall Lampard can be happy with his summer.