"We had a good start in each set, but in the second set, when one of the opponents left the court with an injury, I felt our players relaxed a bit mentally. Then I asked for a time out to prevent our team from losing ground. There is no doubt that we played well in the last two sets," said Tianjin head coach Wang Baoquan.
"But now after the restart and our return to swimming, we can show the spirit of the Chinese people and our swimming fans to other fans across the country, and even to the whole world," said Zhu.
The Rams, as the champions of the previous three seasons are nicknamed, started off well and dominated 4-1 after the first half of the game, led by the Canadian forward Matthew Mistele's two goals, but the visitors from Michalovce produced a miraculous comeback by scoring four in a row.
"Despite only one week, she has improved a lot since we met last time. She is very young, but she has got everything on the court. Last time in Strasbourg, she didn't go into the game so quickly and played not so steadily. But this time, I can feel her confidence has boosted after winning two rounds at a Grand Slam," said Zhang, who defeated Burel 6-3, 7-6(3) in the Strasbourg Open before coming to Paris.
Inner Mongolia will meet Shandong on Sunday, while Hebei will face Shanxi on Tuesday. Enditem
"After a tight first half, we did well on defense and rebounds in the second half," Xinjiang coach Gao Fengjuan explained.
Bayern's club leaders claim to have followed a healthy financial policy. The contracts of vital performers such as Thomas Muller, Manuel Neuer, and Alphonso Davies have been extended with the case of David Alaba yet to be decided.
Fiorentina loanee Pedro put the hosts ahead with a low strike before Bruno Henrique converted from the penalty spot after a Leo Gomes handball.
Mainz were unable to gain a foothold into the first half and had to wait until the 38th minute to get their first chance on target, as Jean-Philippe Mateta's header came close.
World 10,000m bronze medalist Agnes Tirop of Kenya was second in 15:11.11 while Margaret Kemboi also of Kenya taking the third spot In 15:13.38. Ethiopian Tsigie Gebreselama (15:19.79) was fourth.
Elsewhere, Sassuolo registered another comprehensive victory as it beat Crotone 4-1 with Francesco Caputo's brace.