New arrival Pedro Rodriguez scored the winner after the break as the Spaniard unleashed a missile into the net with both power and precision.
Elsewhere Villarreal's Gerard Moreno retains his place in the squad after an excellent start to the season, as does FC Barcelona's Ansu Fati, who scored in the 4-0 defeat against the Ukraine a month ago. Meanwhile Mikel Oyarzabal is also recalled after he too had to drop out in September after testing positive for COVID-19.
Despite three losses in a row coming into the season, Wuhan coach Li Xin expressed her satisfaction in some respects.
The Czech player fired 23 winners in the match in which she converted four of her nine break points. Despite missing a chance of serving for the win in the eighth game of the second set at 5-2, she clinched it when opportunity appeared again in the tenth to wrap up the victory with a love game.
The 2020 Chinese Super League's first stage ended on September 29 after two months and 112 games. The next stage will begin with a two-legged knockout round from October 16. Enditem
BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Goalkeepers Franco Armani and Esteban Andrada were Sunday among five locally based players added to Argentina's squad for their opening 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Bolivia.
"We didn't deal well with some details in the first half and conceded many errors," added the Chinese international.
With starters back on court in the third quarter, Shanxi again pushed their lead back to double figures on Wu's three-point play with 2:50 left before going up 63-56 heading toward the final 10 minutes.
Last year "champion" Banska Bystrica (crowned after the abrupt end of the 2019/2020 season in March caused by the COVID-19 strike and subsequently stripped of the title as the governing body decided not to crown a champion of the shortened season) and the runner-up Slovan Bratislava are still trying to find their lost forms, losing their respective second-round fixtures.
On the subject of individual statistics, Neymar is on the cusp of overtaking Ronaldo as Brazil's second-highest scorer, and he has the legendary Pele in his sights.
After the third period, which saw many lead changes and ties, Sichuan managed a one-point lead heading into the final 10 minutes.