Melichar said: "Before the match, I told my coach I was prepared for a 7-6 in the third set. Obviously I'm thrilled we won 7-6 in the third. You always wish that it's easier, but we fought our hearts out."
In the northeastern city of Fortaleza, Flamengo's seven-game unbeaten run came to an end with a 2-0 defeat at Ceara. Luiz Otavio netted with a 50th minute header following a corner before Charles Rigon struck with a low finish six minutes later after another set piece.
Ai Kesen (2nd L) of Guangzhou Evergrande vies with Zheng Zheng (1st L) of Shandong Luneng during the 11th round match between Guangzhou Evergrande and Shandong Luneng at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Dalian Division in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 13, 2020. (Xinhua/Pan Yulong)
Meanwhile, PSG's defender Layvin Kurzawa and his Marseille counterpart Jordan Amavi were also booked with direct red cards for a fight with each other in the disorder.
Title favorite Ajax suffered a serious setback after half an hour of play at Sparta Rotterdam. Defender Nicolas Tagliafico got a red card after he tried to stop Mohamed Rayhi, but touched the ball with his hand while sliding.
MADRID, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- The opening day of La Liga's 2020-21 season on Saturday saw wins for Granada and Osasuna in their games against Athletic Club and Cadiz in a weekend where Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla are not playing.
Marcos Alves broke the deadlock for Hebei in the 15th minute through a header after receiving Yin Hongbo's long pass.
Castagne opened the scoring with a 56th minute header and Vardy scored in the 74th and 84th minutes with both goals coming from the penalty spot - the first after he had been pulled back in the West Brom area.
The 28-year-old Kyranbek has reached an agreement on a 3-year contract with Shanghai, the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) Co. confirmed.
Italian Simone Pianigiani was appointed as the new head coach of the CBA Beijing Ducks.
The former Shenzhen Aviators guard averaged 9.4 points and 3.3 assists in the 2018-19 CBA season, who chose not to play in the 2019-20 season due to personal reasons.