"We stop, we come back, we stop on the changeovers. I think this is a little bit dangerous for the body with these very heavy conditions."
One suspects that Messi, who will be 35 when the next edition of football's showpiece tournament begins, will be a man on a mission during these qualifiers as he seeks to enhance his own legacy and end Argentina's nearly three-decade wait for major silverware.
Dongguan opened the first quarter on an 11-2 run, sparked by five straight points from Yang Shuyu.
The Austrian, and two-time finalist in Roland Garros in 2018 and 2019, reached the fourth round in Paris for the five consecutive year.
ABUJA, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Nigeria on Monday appointed American Randy Waldrum as the new head coach of the women's national football team, also known as the Super Falcons.
After dominating the upper hand across the final quarter, Zhejiang kept up its all-win record in the ongoing 2020-2021 season.
The 2019 ATP Finals champion will face Russia's Andrey Rublev for a semifinals place in the next round. The 22-year-old Rublev recovered from a one set down and trailed by 5-2 in the second to knock out Marton Fucsovics 6-7 (4), 7-5, 6-4, 7-6 (3) in the last men's round of 16 clash.
As opposed to early sluggishness last game, Xinjiang heated up quickly into the game with a 10-0 surge on Shanghai's consecutive turnovers, before Bao Meng's jumper snapped Shanghai's scoring drought over six minutes. Xinjiang set up a 10-point cushion as the first quarter ran out.
Fiorentina loanee Pedro put the hosts ahead with a low strike before Bruno Henrique converted from the penalty spot after a Leo Gomes handball.
"From last year until now I have been frustrated and yearn for the restart of mass sports events," said Zhu after he finished swimming about 1,000 meters across the Liujiang River on Friday.
Osasuna got back to winning ways with a 2-0 win at home over Celta Vigo, thanks to a 23rd-minute goal from Facundo Roncaglia, who fired home from outside of the Celta penalty area, before crossing for Jonathan Calleri to head home the second for the Pamplona-based outfit 14 minutes from time.