They will always be a threat from set pieces as Kike Garcia showed in their goal, but unless things improve fast it could be a difficult campaign in Ipurua. Enditem
JIANGMEN, China, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Shanghai defeated Fujian with a surprisingly easy 3-0 (25-19, 25-17, 25-12) victory in the Chinese Women's Volleyball Championship here on Sunday.
The result left Flamengo, the reigning Brazilian and South American champions, sixth in the 20-team league standings with 18 points from 11 matches. Palmeiras are fourth with 19 points.
World champion Yan Zibei took the crown in the men's 100m breaststroke in 59.07 seconds, with Wang Lizhuo from Heilongjiang and Yu Zongda from Hubei rounding out the top three.
Olimpia must defeat Delfin at home and rely on other results going their way to have any chance of progressing to the knockout phase.
Elsewhere, last season's fourth-placed side Lazio enjoyed a 2-0 away win over Cagliari with goals from Manuel Lazzari and Ciro Immobile.
The former world No. 1 is to face a tougher challenge in the second round against 2017 champion Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia, who knocked out American Madison Brengle 6-2, 6-1.
Selby, 37, reached his 27th career ranking final after defeating China's top player Ding Junhui and compatriot Shaun Murphy back-to-back on Saturday.
Messi was the center of attention at the start of the game after his attempt to leave the club over the summer and Friday's criticism of the decision to sell Luis Suarez to Atletico Madrid, but Fati was the hero of the game, scoring in the 15th and 19th minute and then winning a penalty to allow Messi to add a third in a thrilling first half performance.
BERLIN, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Without a doubt, Schalke 04 faces one of the biggest crises in its history after their head coach David Wagner was sacked this Sunday morning.
The 24-year-old Sherif, who ranks 172 in the world, was the first Egyptian woman to appear in a Grand Slam main draw, while Pliskova, 27, is bidding for her first major title in her 33rd Grand Slam appearance.