A win for Barca would carry the positive feeling into the international break, but Sevilla will also look at this game as the chance to show they are title outsiders this season. Enditem
Henan whittled away Shanxi's lead to three points through an 8-0 spurt. Then Wu made a layup and Yu Dong fired a three-pointer, snapping Shanxi's skid. Zhang Xianyuan led another Henan fightback, and after her jumper, Henan turned the game around at 56-54 with 1:57 left in the third quarter, but Shanxi managed to keep a slim advantage at 59-58 into the last period.
"He is now playing more regularly and doesn't have any injury concerns which bodes well for us."
"We put on a good defense, both with and without possession, but admittedly there is a gap separating the two sides," he noted. Enditem
Domenec Torrent's men are now fourth in the 20-team standings, three points behind leader Atletico Mineiro.
Although only ranked No. 357 in the world, the 19-year-old Burel has proved herself in junior competitions as the Rennes-born rising star reached two Grand Slam Junior finals and won the silver medal at the Youth Olympic Games in 2018, when she became the junior world No. 1.
Han Peng's direct corner goal in the 47th minute and Temwa Chawinga's goal in the 81st minute helped Wuhan secure a 4-0 victory, despite a missed penalty by Beatriz Zaneratto Joao in the 78th minute.
FC Barcelona's positive start under Ronald Koeman had produced two wins and seven goals without reply in their first two matches of the season, but that positive start was halted as they were held 1-1 at home to Sevilla on Sunday evening.
"Schalke's squad is poorly composed. We are talking about the sins of the past," the 59-year-old said.
"I think I played a really good match. I was very aggressive. I knew from last year I had to change something, so I really wanted to be better than last year and definitely, I was today," said the world No. 2.
In the 25km race, China's Gao Chongchong and Zhang Jiajing won the men's and women's group respectively.