HAIKOU, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Guo Jing won the women's title at the Glider event for the 2020 Tour Hainan Island Flight Contest here on Wednesday.
The former Barca striker got a straight red for slapping on the back of Alvaro Gonzalez's head.
R&F ran riot in the dying minutes as new sign Song Wenjie forced Ji Xiang to score an own goal in the 88th minute, four minutes before Chang Feiya scored the leveler with a volley.
"I could see the beautiful sea and buildings from a paraglider, but the wind kept changing, it is quite difficult to land, and the technical requirements are especially high," said Guo after the match.
The absence of these key players had weakened Thomas Tuchel's side significantly as the Ligue 1 defending champions launched their title defence with a shocking 1-0 defeat at newly-promoted Lens on Thursday.
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.
"We struggled to create scoring chances today. No opportunities? Yes, I agree. But we have a small group, and we are missing the players who make the difference."
The result left Palmeiras in sixth place, behind Flamengo on goal difference while Sport were 14th with 11 points.
Very little separated the two teams in the tilt, as each pair fired 46 winners on the day. Muhammad and Townsend broke serve six times, compared to five breaks for Xu and Melichar, but it was the Chinese-American team who used bold play to secure the decisive breaker.
In addition, former Bayi center Liang Yingqi and Sichuan Blue Whales guard Wang Zhengbo have also signed contracts with Xinjiang. Enditem
In a women's doubles semifinal, China's Xu Yifan teamed up with American Nicole Melichar to edge past Asia Muhammad and Taylor Townsend of the United States in three sets to reach the final. They will meet the unseeded pairing of Laura Siegemund of Germany and Vera Zvonareva of Russia in the final. Enditem