Han Ziqi contributed a game-high 23 points, but her solo effort could not save Tianjin from a big loss.
BERLIN, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Manuel Baum seems to be a driven by unshakeable optimism. Despite having lost his first game as the new coach of Schalke 04, the 41-year-old encouraged the Royal Blues' squad, and supporters to continue their effort to achieve a turnaround.
The AFA said Udinese goalkeeper Juan Musso had also been cut from the squad because of a knee injury suffered while training on Monday.
Barca issued a communique shortly after the final whistle confirming Alba had "problems in his right hamstring," adding that he would undergo tests on Monday to discover the full extent of the injury.
Against Huesca and Villarreal, Atletico showed their old problems as they struggled to create chances against well-organized rivals, while Suarez looked sluggish.
In other fixtures on Sunday, Fortaleza was held to a goalless draw by Atletico Goianiense, Coritiba drew 0-0 at home to Sao Paulo and Botafogo tied 1-1 at home by Athetico Paranaense. Enditem
Matthaeus encouraged Schalke not to give up as 31 rounds of matches still remain.
"I wasn't experienced at all then, that was my first match on a big stadium like that, so I was pretty stressed," Swiatek said of her fourth-round loss to Halep last year.
Real Madrid faces a tricky visit to play Levante on Sunday evening and there is a feeling that coach Zinedine Zidane still doesn't know what his strongest eleven is. The Frenchman is handicapped by the loss of Eden Hazard, but in attack Zidane has steered away from playing Karim Benzema and Luka Jovic together to using Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo as wingers behind a lone forward.
"It's always exciting to play a qualifying round," said Suarez, who joined Atletico Madrid from their La Liga rivals Barcelona last month.
Colombia will host Venezuela in Barranquilla on October 9 before facing Chile in Santiago four days later in the opening fixtures of the South American zone qualifiers.