"Oscar had a little leg discomfort during halftime break and the coaching group made some adjustment to protect him. We all know that he is the core of our team and his absence will certainly have an impact on our attack," said Shanghai defender Wang Shenchao, adding that the team will reflect on the failure and improve in the following games. Enditem
Defending champion Egan Bernal also arrived with the leading group and was able to improve his overall ranking to second place.
Georgia's Iuri Tabatadze(L) vies with France's Christ-Emmanuel Maouassa during the qualifying match of European U21 Championships 2021 between Georgia and France in Gori, Georgia, Sept 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Kulumbegashvili Tamuna)
In a lifeless first half between two newly promoted sides, Ever Bright striker Luiz Muriqui pulled muscle and was substituted in the 24th minute.
"In accordance with the Grand Slam rulebook, following his actions of intentionally hitting a ball dangerously or recklessly within the court or hitting a ball with negligent disregard of the consequences, the US Open tournament referee defaulted Novak Djokovic from the 2020 US Open," organizers said in a statement.
"The decision was made I think by the supervisors, and as I said, they are just doing their job. There is nothing much I can say to that. I'm a little bit in shock right now, to be honest."
The home team had a great chance to even things up in the 30th minute when Eli Dasa's ball found an unmarked Eran Zahavi whose shot went wide of goal.
Ruichang remains at second in the overall standings despite the win, while four-time CBSL champion Qingdao still leads the table.
"You can feel it in your body when you have a good throw, mostly you feel the whole energy behind it, from the right toe to the chest to the hands. In the javelin you need your whole body. But it's really hard to explain - you feel it for less than one second. But then you realize that it was a huge throw," he explained.
"After many months away from the table, it is extremely important for us to get international table tennis events back running again," said Steve Dainton, ITTF chief executive officer.
Loew is demanding intensive pressing and counterattacks to address the needs of modern football.