"This is team spirit, solidarity, team football. Everyone has the responsibility to try to win the ball from the opponent and everyone has the condition to create. Sometimes he [Neymar] doesn't score but he provides assists. Football is a team sport. The important thing is that he played a great game."
"Sichuan proved its all-around character from these matches going into the season. Our young players didn't show enough guts against such a strong side," admitted Fujian coach Gong Songlin. Enditem
Playing basketball for 27 years, Ji has found her deep love for the game without any surprise.
Sichuan completed another lop-sided victory by thrashing Fujian 89-63 on Thursday. Shao Ting scored six points in the first quarter, including two fast break baskets in a row, to help Sichuan take a double-figure lead after the first quarter expired.
Yatai led from the start, and scored three more goals in the match's last ten minutes. After the win, Yatai topped the division and led Nantong by five points, which means the Changchun side has almost secured a berth in the promotion area with two rounds left.
"Defense is quite vital in such an intense game," he noted.
Ji is going through her fourth season in a duel role from the 2017-18 season.
The decision, which is aimed at cutting spending, was announced after Beijing 2022 organizers reached a consensus with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS).
Slovan Bratislava, one of the top title-contenders, was also close to losing its third in succession but managed to edge out Miskolc in OT to earn the first points of the season.
After Gong Li's 3-pointer, Jiangsu capped the second period with a 12-0 spurt to go 46-38 ahead at the break.
BUDAPEST, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- A total of 10,000 runners from some 20 countries and regions took part in the weekend's Budapest Marathon festival, roughly one-third of the usual 30,000 participants.