"I didn't expect to take charge of the team at such an early stage. It arrived all of a sudden," she recalled. "But the team was at a crucial time, so I took it over."
But the visitors equalized just after halftime through Pereira, who headed in his first goal of the season after a Diego Ribas set-piece.
The inexperienced coach had to compensate that by squeezing every minute.
Radovan Pulis' wonderful hat-trick night adorned the match in Zvolen where he led his team to a 5-2 victory over the visitors from Trencin.
"I'm not just a female coach, I also want to be the inheritor of Chinese martial arts," said Liu, who speaks quickly and talks about her dreams with great enthusiasm.
The 28-year-old, who endured a difficult 18 months at Barcelona before being farmed out to the Bundesliga club in July 2019, has rediscovered his confidence since returning to the Camp Nou last month, shining in a central attacking midfield role behind Lionel Messi.
"We want to dedicate this victory to Santi. Our support for Santiago will be important and we will do everything we can to help him through this," Queiroz added. Enditem
"We don't know for sure what will happen in the next few months," Coe said, braving the rain on the track. "We are absolutely committed to working with the organizing committee for the delivery of a fantastic games, though there have to be some adaptions.
Vasco dropped to 10th in the standings, having lost four of their past five fixtures.
Wang Lili made 11 of 20 field shots and scored 25 points for Xinjiang. Wang Siyu helped with 11.
After a disappointing draw in the friendly against Turkey, Joachim Loew's team seems to have lost the nimbus of a team standing for commitment and efficiency.