But the 56th meeting was a surprising one.
The two-time World Cup winners looked comfortable thereafter - despite managing only two shots on target -- to ensure their campaign started without a hitch.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Goals from either side of halftime from Roberto Firmino helped Brazil to a 5-0 defeat of Bolivia in their opening 2022 World Cup qualifier here on Friday.
Iga Swiatek of Poland kisses the trophy during the awarding ceremony after the women's singles final against Sofia Kenin of the United States at the French Open tennis tournament 2020 at Roland Garros in Paris, France, Oct. 10, 2020. (Xinhua/Gao Jing)
Suga talked to Bach in a phone call soon after he took office last month, discussing ways to ensure the "success" of next year's rescheduled Tokyo Olympics.
Liu Qi and Xu Nairui also contributed 12 and 11 points respectively for Daqing. "I told them to fight until the end no matter when leading or trailing. All their efforts have paid off," Ji said.
"It means the world," the all-time leading scorer of the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league told Xinhua in an exclusive interview.
"As a young team, we haven't played many tough games like this one, so we really cherish this win," Sun noted.
The Swiss kept trying to play the ball out from the back, but Spain didn't allow them any time on the ball and Sommer redeemed himself with a good save to parry Ferran Torres' header after a flowing move ended with Jesus Navas putting a good cross into the Swiss area.
Many people believe freestyle football is all about the performance, yet Wang believes practicing freestyle football can help improve ball handling skills for real games. She is also trying to design freestyle football training programs for her students.
But Sichuan withstood her hot shooting as different players got on the scoreboard, leading 75-46 ahead of the last quarter thanks to Fang Zhuoya's 3-pointer buzzer-beater, killing any suspense in the game.