Jia's team went through an unexpected quarantine amid the COVID-19 concerns during the Olympic qualifiers last February before entering the playoff.
"It was a tough match. We didn't play at our level in the first quarter, but changed our tactics into zone defense from the second quarter," Shanxi coach Li Ge commented.
Spain also have two players with lightning speed - Barcelona's Ansu Fati and Wolves' Adama Traore, who impressed on his Spain debut against Portugal on Wednesday night.
After a disappointing draw in the friendly against Turkey, Joachim Loew's team seems to have lost the nimbus of a team standing for commitment and efficiency.
PARIS, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- World No.6 Sofia Kenin booked her second Grand Slam final appearance after overcoming Czech seventh seed Petra Kvitova 6-4, 7-5 on Thursday in the French Open semifinal.
"I am overjoyed to get this chance in free practice. The fact my first participation in a Formula one weekend will take place in front of my home audience at the Nurburgring makes this moment even more special," the 'little Schumacher' stated.
Returning to China from the USA this July, Feng had to do a two-week quarantine at home, which was an enjoyable time for her.
In the quarterfinals, SN is to play JDG, while TES will meet European second seed FNC.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- Japan international midfielder Keisuke Honda scored his first goal in Brazil's Serie A championship to help Botafogo secure a 2-1 win at Sport Recife on Sunday.
"We want athletics to have a permanent home in Japan," he said. "It would be a perfect solution to bring the world championships here as soon as possible," he said.
"I felt tired, but I had no complaint about it," she said.