Jiang Zhe (R) of Chongqing Dangdai Lifan vies the ball during the 12th round match between Chongqing Dangdai Lifan and Wuhan Zall at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Suzhou Division in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, Sept. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Li Bo)
JIANGMEN, China, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Jiangsu easily put away Hebei 3-0 (25-13, 25-13, 25-11) in the second round of the 2020 Chinese Women's Volleyball Championship here on Thursday.
Real opened their season with a 0-0 draw away to Real Sociedad on Sunday after 90 minutes where they controlled the ball for large periods, but failed to create the clear chances needed to take all three points. It's true they still lack match practice after just one warm up game and that Martin Odegaard gave glimpses that he will slot into the side with few problems. Meanwhile the return of Eden Hazard, Marco Asensio and Isco after injury should also help Zinedine Zidane, but for the moment it looks as if scoring enough goals is again going to be Zidane's main headache this season.
Yet, the fourth set became Jiangsu's one-sided show again as Gong Xiangyu made six kills and one block.
Opponent Real Betis has started the campaign well under Manuel Pellegrini and the former Real Madrid coach looks to have added steel to a side which flattered to deceive last season.
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The visitors caught a bright start to the second half though as Robin Quaison's perfectly timed through ball allowed Jean-Philippe Mateta to halve the deficit against the run of the game in the 48th minute.
Both sides had chances in the first half, but all shooting attempts were of low quality. Wang Shenchao was fouled in the penalty area in 42nd minute, but the Shanghai defender was offside beforehand.
While the club denied any connection to financial reasons, media assume Szalai has become the second Bundesliga player to have been fired due to wage cut discussions.
The 24-year-old striker has put to pen to paper on a five-year deal which binds him to the "Bulls" until June 2025.
Bruno Labbadia's men gained momentum but Frankfurt stood firm and protected its lead until the final whistle.