"I am very happy to represent Shenhua. I think it is a tough game and our opponents are very strong, but even one point is important to us," said Martinez after the game. Enditem
"We have played very well in the whole first phase. The next thing is to recover and keep in good form to face the second phase matches," said SIPG captain Hulk.
The Spanish side, which has Chinese owners, now travel to Sweden to play Malmo for a place in the group stage of the tournament. Enditem
Later on Wednesday, Jiangsu also defeated Yunnan 3-0 (25-8, 25-18, 25-20). However, their victory was not easy.
The first half saw Granada in complete control of the game, although the visitors defended stoutly. When the home side had a sniff of goal, it was kept at bay by young goalkeeper Giorgi Mamardashvili.
"We will continue to work closely with the IOC, the IPC and other stake holders involved to deal with the challenges properly and ensure our preparatory work advances steadily," Han concluded. Enditem
Despite the likely return of some familiar faces, Queiroz hinted at possible surprises in his squad.
"This work will continue until the opening of the Olympics," he said. "This crisis requires a lot of flexibilities and sacrifice from all of us.
BERLIN, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Goals from Joshua Guilavogui and Daniel Ginczek helped Wolfsburg to beat resilient Ukrainian outfit Desna 2-0 in the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round on Thursday.
Wuhan ranked fifth with 16 points, only one point behind the fourth-placed Shijiangzhuang Ever Bright and two points behind the third-placed Hebei China fortune, while Chongqing sat sixth with 15 points before the match.
It wasn't until the 104th minute that Bayern finally sealed the win, thanks to a header from substitute Javi Martinez.