BEIJING, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- It has been more than five years since Beijing won the bid for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, and in the eyes of Han Zirong, Beijing has passed the halfway mark of the marathon leading up to the Games and is ready for more challenges ahead.
Kalitvintsev remained in the thick of things after unleashing a free kick from 20 meters which forced Wolfsburg custodian Koen Casteels into action in the 51st minute.
Other matches on Wednesday saw Shandong smashed Sichuan 3-0 (25-13, 25-17, 25-17), Fujian beat Beijing 3-1 (28-26, 28-26, 19-25, 25-10), Zhejiang edged Guangdong 3-2 (25-20, 25-13, 22-25, 22-25, 18-16), and Liaoning overcame Henan 3-2 (20-25, 24-26, 25-10, 25-11, 15-6). Enditem
Leeds began their Premier League campaign with a 4-3 defeat away to Liverpool. Last weekend, the team coached by Marcelo Bielsa beat Fulham 4-3.
The 2018 French Open winner will meet Karolina Pliskova, the second seed, who beat fellow Czech Marketa Vondrousova 6-2, 6-4 in the other semifinal. Enditem
The only disappointment for Graham Potter's side was a late red card for Yves Bissouma.
Jiangsu and Guangzhou staged a hard-fought game with constant clashes. Alex Teixeira opened the scoring for Jiangsu in the remaining minutes of the first half. After He Chao pulled one back for Guangzhou in the 71st minute, Eder Citadin Martins gave Jiangsu the lead again four minutes later.
The Wolves took a hard-earned win and are now one victory away from booking their berth in the Europa League's group stage, as ten-man Desna were unable to cause surprise.
Due to the crisis on the pitch, the club's plans to outsource its professional section and allow investors to join have been postponed as have talks about the second round of wage cuts for the squad.
The National Cross Country Center, together with the nearby National Ski Jumping Center, comprises the Nordic Center for Beijing 2022. Cross country skiing and the cross country competitions of Nordic combined and biathlon will be held in front of 5,000 seated and standing audience in 2022. ■
Viera bagged his second with a stunning free kick in the 56th minute, before Cedric Bakambu added the fifth in the 85th minute.