"All the time I kept myself in the back to attack when I needed to," said Kitata. "When I went, I tried to push the pace more than before. I went into the last lap to beat the others."
It would take a Herculean effort for Neymar to usurp Pele's tally during the qualifying tournament. However, such a prolific scoring run is not beyond the 28 year-old, who has netted three hat-tricks and eight braces for his country since making his international debut in 2010.
Shandong built a 17-7 lead at the beginning of the second set, while Tianjin found it difficult to erase the deficit.
Like Baum, pundits such as Lothar Matthaeus have discovered that the Royal Blues squad lacks the speed that modern football requires.
CHENGDU, China, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Title favorite Inner Mongolia trounced Hebei 103-59 to kick off the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) season here on Friday.
"We can feel that everything is fully prepared beforehand with an aim of offering us a safe environment to enjoy games," said Shao, who had joined Sichuan before the season.
Having qualified for only one of the previous four World Cups, Uruguay reached the semifinals of the 2010 tournament in South Africa and also made it to the knockout stages of both the 2014 and 2018 editions.
The win also improves the Serbian's season record to a stunning 34-1. The only defeat came in a disqualification earlier this month at the US Open, where he hit a ball in frustration which struck the line judge on the neck.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin's 16th minute header put Everton ahead but Brighton equalized through Neal Maupay after a Jordan Pickford error.
Barca issued a communique shortly after the final whistle confirming Alba had "problems in his right hamstring," adding that he would undergo tests on Monday to discover the full extent of the injury.
Real Madrid won 2-0 away at Levante in a game played in Villarreal's El Madrigal Stadium thanks to an excellent first half goal from Vinicius Jr, who curled his shot in at the far post, an injury time goal from Karim Benzema and a series of important saves from Thibaut Courtois, who frustrated the home side with five second half saves to send his side top of the table.