Atletico Madrid at home to Villarreal is Saturday's most attractive game, with Luis Suarez likely to start in the Wanda Metropolitano as Atletico looks to improve on its flat showing away to Huesca in midweek.
Liu Jiacen scored 22 points and pulled down 11 rebounds for Shanxi. Zhao Zhifang also registered a double-double of 12 points and 12 boards. Captain Wu Tongtong nailed 21 points.
Earlier on Friday, Jiangsu defeated Shanghai 3-0 (25-17, 25-20, 26-24) in the third-place match.
In other Brazilian top-flight fixtures on Saturday, Gremio drew 1-1 at home to Internacional while Corinthians drew 0-0 at Bragantino. Enditem
The game went into turmoil after that as Ciro Immobile was sent off in the 69th minute for slapping Arturo Vidal after being tripped by the Chilean, while Inter's midfielder Stefano Sensi also saw red in the dying minutes.
Elche are currently 16th in the 20-team La Liga standings with one win from their first three matches of the season. Enditem
The transfer will see Marcone reunite with Elche boss Jorge Almiron, who was Marcone's manager at Argentina's Lanus in 2016 and 2017.
"They're the best team in the league, and proved it today," said Shandong coach Luka Sjekloca.
He added that the dominance of the Super Falcons on the African continent has never been in doubt, given that the team have won nine out of 11 editions of the Women's African Cup of Nations competitions held so far. Enditem
Baum's start wasn't what you would call success, as all things seemed to go wrong. An own-goal and injuries against Leipzig seem to have robbed the team of its last remaining bit of confidence.
"I executed the race well despite not being fully fit. I have a hamstring injury that I want to manage when I take a break, this being the last event this season. It feels good to end the season on a winning tone, especially at home, having won the Diamond League races in Monaco and Stockholm.