JIANGMEN, China, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- Jiangsu snatched a full-set (25-22, 23-25, 21-25, 28-26, 15-10) victory over Tianjin in the Chinese Women's Volleyball Championship here on Saturday.
Around 16,000 spectators were allowed in to watch the game in Budapest's Puskas Arena. Enditem
The Serb said he did not play his best tennis this time in Rome, but could find it when needed.
'It's a sport that in a way represents freedom. When we ski, we can feel really free, I also feel as if I am challenging myself to become better.'
Barca make their debut at Sunday's big game when they entertain an impressive looking Villarreal, and their strike trio of Paco Alcacer, Gerard Moreno and Take Kubo. All eyes will be on Ronald Koeman's league debut in charge of a side that no longer contains players such as Luis Suarez, Arturo Vidal or Ivan Rakitic.
The winner of this tie will then play away from home against the winner of the game between Swedish team Malmo and the Croatian side Lokomotiva Zagreb. Enditem
Stage One involves 32 groups of four players, with the player who tops each group progressing to Stage Two.
In other action, Hebei and Tianjin lost several chances to take a lead in the first half, when Hebei forwards Buya Turay and Markao failed to score in succession in the eighth minute, and Tianjin's 21-year-old midfielder Liu Ruofan missed three times in a row.
Facing Shijiazhuang Ever Bright, Chongqing Dangdai Lifan was up by 2-0 in the first half, with goals from Adrian Mierzejewski and Alan Kardec.
"This is unbelievable, standing here in Paris on the top of the podium. I never thought I would be here," he added.
A total of 146 competitors from China and overseas took part in the five-day tournament, which adopted the latest UCI rules that each team is composed of two cyclists.