In Wednesday's other quarterfinals, Jiangsu smashed Sichuan 3-0 (25-8, 25-15, 25-20), Tianjin crushed Zhejiang 3-0 (25-15, 25-15, 25-22), and Shandong beat Fujian 3-0 (25-15, 25-20, 25-19). Enditem
Also on Wednesday, 23-time Grand Slam winner and No. 6 seed Serena Williams was forced to pull out of the French Open ahead of her second round match against Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova because of an Achilles injury.
Pliskova wasted eight set points in the opener but recovered quickly in the following two sets, serving out the contest on Court Philippe-Chatrier after two hours and 15 minutes.
Cedric Bakambu finished second with a stunning strike in the 27th minute after a goal was disallowed for offside in the opening time.
Real Sociedad ruined Elche's return to the top flight as they won 3-0 in Elche's Martin Valero stadium, with all the goals coming in the second half.
After the goalless draw, Luneng finished the first session of the league sitting in a third out of eight in Dalian division standings. The season league title favorite will try to reach the CSL semifinals in two legged playoff against Beijing Guoan in October.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Botafogo have parted ways with manager Paulo Autuori after just 23 matches in charge, the Brazilian Serie A club said on Thursday.
Liverpool issued a statement saying he has "tested positive for Covid-19 and is currently self-isolating according to the necessary guidelines."
CAF Deputy General Secretary Anthony Baffoe described the workshop as "a very important step" for the resumption of competitions, after months of no activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Luo's compatriots Zhao Xintong, Xiao Guodong and Zhou Yuelong all have progressed into the second stage earlier.
The 41-year-old was also fined 100,000 Swiss francs (around 108,000 U.S. dollars), the world football governing body said in a statement on Monday.