"The COVID-19 pandemic brought unprecedented challenges to all industries," said Luo Jie, vice president of the China Sporting Goods Federation. "Thanks to the effort of the whole country, the virus was effectively controlled, and we finally made the show happen."
Facing Shenzhen, Suning's Alex Teixeira smacked the winning penalty in the 28th minute after Li Ang was tripped by Morteza Pouraliganji.
The 22-year-old swimmer shattered the Asian record in 55.62 seconds on Tuesday, 0.45 seconds faster than the former Asian record holder, Olympic champion Liu Zige, who held the record for 11 years.
Villarreal claimed their second win of the season as they enjoyed a relatively easy 3-1 win at home to Alaves, who have taken just one point from four games with Pablo Machin in charge.
Despite difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 treble winners Bayern Munich's trip to Geneva this Thursday might have been one of the most successful in the club's history.
For the fifth placed Shenzhen, any prospect of promoting the top four appeared to be extinguished when Pouraliganji's powerful shot hit the crossbar on 75 minutes.
After Zhou Yuyan and Ma Yufang quickly erased Shanghai's deficit in the second quarter, Zhang shone on the offensive end, scoring seven points in a row to earn Shanghai their first lead since tip-off. Shanghai outscored Tianjin 24-8 in a 10-minute span to lead 43-33 at half-time.
Plzen dominated the second half but Beer Sheva came closer to scoring, as Dutch striker Elton Acolatse hit the post in the 68th minute after a run from the halfway line.
Ajax have already signed the 26-year-old Sean Klaiber from FC Utrecht to fill Dest's vacancy. Enditem
Ranking fourth in the preliminary heats of the women's 400m individual medley, Ye didn't advance to that final, as she failed to make the top eight in a round of physical tests, a new requirement for this year's championships.
In Saturday's other fixtures, Atalanta dominated Torino 4-2, while newly-promoted Benevento stunned Sampdoria 3-2. Enditem