On Friday Heerenveen drew 1-1 at FC Utrecht and Vitesse beat Heracles Almelo 3-0 on Saturday. Feyenoord now leads the Eredivisie with 10 points after four matches. PSV and Heerenveen also have 10 points, but Feyenoord's goal difference is better. Vitesse and Ajax are fourth and fifth with nine points. Enditem
"The quality of our defense slumped in the second quarter, and they pulled away from the match. We can be better than this," Fujian coach Gong Songlin commented. Enditem
On the men's side, 12-time Roland Garros winner Rafael Nadal continued his run after dropping only four games to complete a 6-1, 6-1, 6-2 win over American youngster Sebastian Korda, son of 1998 Australian Open winner Petr Korda. Enditem
The 19-year-old rising star wasted three set points when she took a 5-3 lead in the first set and stormed to 40-0 in the ninth game. But Zhang battled back and held the serve before breaking Burel's in the tenth to level the score at 5-5.
"I feel pretty happy for her. She played great today, and we didn't restrain her quite well. Witnessing her performance today, I feel that she has a bright future," Wu explained.
The defending champions, who had lost their first two games of the new season, have now bounced back with four consecutive wins to move up to second place.
Matthaeus encouraged Schalke not to give up as 31 rounds of matches still remain.
On the Dongguan side, Shen Yi nailed 13 points, while Hu Ke added 10.
Shandong built a 17-7 lead at the beginning of the second set, while Tianjin found it difficult to erase the deficit.
In the match between Wuhan and Beijing, Beatriz Zaneratto Joao gave Wuhan an early 1-0 lead as she stole the ball from a Beijing defender and hit the ball into the net in the 3rd minute. Wang Xinxin helped Wuhan extend the lead in the 14th minute as she lobbed a pass that flew straight into the net, catching the keeper off guard.
Schalke showed their first vital sign of the game after the restart when Bozdogan unleashed a hammer on target, forcing Leipzig's goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi into action for the first time with 54 minutes into the match.