However, Xu and Diao Linyu collided during the beginning of the third set but neither was injured. Shanghai then accumulated a seven-point lead from deftly placed shots and took the set.
Media reports speak of deep divisions between him and his players.
Nobody will doubt Messi's commitment on the pitch, however, and he will again lead the side this Sunday in an attack which will probably also see Antoine Griezmann, who now has more responsibility following Suarez's departure, and Ansu Fati, who was virtually the only good news to come out of last season.
The Barcelona-based sports press report than Barca are closing in on a deal to sign Ajax's 19-year defender Sergino Dest and are also interested in Norwich City's Max Adams as replacements.
BERLIN, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- While the German Bundesliga has witnessed several scandals since its founding in 1963, this week's internal revolt of FSV Mainz players represents a new level of confrontation.
He admitted that he believed in his ability to still contribute to the club, but added that "it was the past," and he admitted he had "expected" Koeman to say he no longer wanted him, "because it had already been said before."
The suspense of the match was killed early in the third set as Jiangsu started with a 5-0 run and continued its form by scoring seven consecutive points in a row in the middle of the set.
Barca make their debut at Sunday's big game when they entertain an impressive looking Villarreal, and their strike trio of Paco Alcacer, Gerard Moreno and Take Kubo. All eyes will be on Ronald Koeman's league debut in charge of a side that no longer contains players such as Luis Suarez, Arturo Vidal or Ivan Rakitic.
Djokovic, the world number one and the top seed at the tournament, won 7-5, 6-3 against Argentine Schwartzman to lift his 36th Masters title, one more than Rafael Nadal.
“For the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, I believe that many domestic skiers are looking forward to it and are proud of it.”
DOHA, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Sharjah scored five goals in the second half for a convincing 6-0 victory over Al Taawoun FC, moving to the second place in Group C of the 2020 AFC Champions League on Monday.