Photos of Bale in the stands in those games showed the forward looking bored and willing to show that boredom by appearing to be half asleep at times, knowing he would not play.
Rondon continued to demonstrate his prowess in the second half. In the 48th minute, the Venezuelan striker assisted Swedish winger Sam Larsson to stretch the lead for Dalian.
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Arrascaeta restored his team's two-goal advantage with a diving header in heavy rain but Jose Pimentel responded with his side's second goal just before halftime.
Earlier, sixth seed Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic edged past Ukraine's Kateryna Kozlova 7-6 (3), 6-2, and eighth seed Petra Martic of Croatia beat fellow Ukrainian Kateryna Bondarenko 6-3, 6-4 to also advance into third round. Enditem
THE HAGUE, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- Manchester United have signed midfielder Donny van der Beek from Ajax, both clubs announced on Wednesday.
"So you have to make her in trouble. That's what I like and it was a great challenge for me today. I did well in this challenge and I can take the happiness for it, and now I'm after another one."
His contract with Real Madrid runs to June 2022, but Bale has refused to rule out a move, either this summer or in January.
"It was a fantastic evening. The conditions, crowd, competition - it was all fabulous. Sam is a fabulous competitor, and I feel we bring the best out of each other," Duplantis added.
Before the game, Dalian ranked seventh with six points in the eight-team division in northeastern China's Dalian city, while Henan, also on six points, sat at the bottom by virtue of their inferior goal difference.
LONDON, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Real Madrid's Welsh international forward Gareth Bale says he would be open to returning to the Premier League but insists that so far Real Madrid have blocked his attempts to leave.