Xinjiang began to take charge of the game back from the locker room on the way to a 19-point advantage after the third quarter.
Although it is still very early days, the signs are much better at FC Barcelona than many expected before the season started. Ronald Koeman's team has won its first two games with ease, netting a total of seven goals without conceding and the image on the pitch has been much better than the side that looked sad and tired during Quique Setien's time in charge.
Shanxi and Henan played out a close game, although Shanxi ultimately won 76-70. Shanxi led the game by 9 points after the first half, but Henan did very well to surpass Shanxi in the third quarter.
The "BVB" controlled possession and should have added another goal to its lead before the break but Freiburg's goalkeeper Florian Muller was on guard to defuse the efforts from Thomas Meunier and Mats Hummels in the closing period of the first half.
ROME, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- Roma snatched its first win in the 2020-21 Serie A season on Saturday, as the Giallorossi beat Udinese 1-0.
BERLIN, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Manuel Baum seems to be a driven by unshakeable optimism. Despite having lost his first game as the new coach of Schalke 04, the 41-year-old encouraged the Royal Blues' squad, and supporters to continue their effort to achieve a turnaround.
The 23-year-old Hertha Berlin player replaces Porto winger Luis Diaz who has been ordered to self-isolate after coming into contact with a person infected by COVID-19.
CHENGDU, China, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Shanghai shook off early sluggishness to overcome Tianjin 88-60 in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Friday.
Elche will look to build on its win in the Ipurua Stadium in a duel between recently promoted teams when it entertains a solid looking Huesca.
Saturday ended with Newcastle United winning 3-1 at home over Burnley thanks to an excellent display from winger Allan Saint-Maximin and two goals from Callum Wilson. Enditem
The 2018 champion lost to Anisimova in the quarterfinals in Paris last year, but this time the Romanian needed only 54 minutes to complete a convincing victory.