Carvajal's injury will allow Alvaro Odriozola the chance to establish himself in the side. The defender signed from Real Sociedad two years ago has struggled to find game time with Carvajal ahead of him in the pecking order and spent part of last season on loan at Bayern Munich. Enditem
"Players executed well even though we pulled away. I'm satisfied with their fighting spirit. But we have to improve on some details on both ends," Beijing coach Zhang Yunsong explained.
"But I told my players it is the utmost honor to play for the national team," he added.
CHENGDU, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Shanxi held off Hebei's late resistance on the way to an 84-75 win in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Tuesday.
Boulaye Dia levelled in the 66th minute to clinch the second point for Reims this season.
The Czech player found rhythm just in time to win nine consecutive games to finally secure her 90th career main draw victory on clay.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin's 16th minute header put Everton ahead but Brighton equalized through Neal Maupay after a Jordan Pickford error.
Elsewhere Villarreal's Gerard Moreno retains his place in the squad after an excellent start to the season, as does FC Barcelona's Ansu Fati, who scored in the 4-0 defeat against the Ukraine a month ago. Meanwhile Mikel Oyarzabal is also recalled after he too had to drop out in September after testing positive for COVID-19.
"We aimed at testing the team, as the two sides have a big gap. Our players executed our tactics in transition, but we made too many mistakes," rued Hebei coach Ma Tao.
The first 45 minutes were entertaining, but after the break Barca began to look fatigued. Ronald Koeman made several changes, bringing Francisco Trincao, Pedri and Miralem Pjanic into the action, while Sergino Dest made his debut for the injured Jordi Alba. Despite Trincao having a late shot saved, Barca didn't do enough to win, while Sevilla looked happy with a point.
After the third period, which saw many lead changes and ties, Sichuan managed a one-point lead heading into the final 10 minutes.