"I also had a lot of days in my recovery when I wondered how I was going to play football again, but there were also good days that I'll never forget, such as starting to walk and it not hurting and then being able to run and in my first game back I scored after just 25 seconds."
The Real Madrid player heaped praise on Peru, who he said would test the five-time world champions, despite the absence of their captain and all-time leading scorer Paolo Guerrero because of a knee injury.
CHENGDU, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Beijing came back from an early struggle to outlast Shandong 82-74 in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Friday.
ACCRA, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- The Black Stars of Ghana Friday lost to the Eagles of Mali 3-0 in an international friendly in Antalya, Turkey.
"Many people informed me of that, but I never thought of scoring 43 points today. It was a recognition for me over the past 16 seasons," said Ji, who took charge of Daqing in the 2017-18 season.
However, the Malawi government has announced that all sporting activities will return in phases depending on the preparedness of the respective sporting association.
In games in the Chengdu division, Beijing Renhe scored three goals in first 15 minutes, beating Beijing BSU 3-2. Renhe climbed the rankings to second place. Chengdu Better City led the rankings with four more points than Renhe.
The reigning Australian Open champion will contest for her second major title with Polish teenager Iga Swiatek, who needed only 70 minutes to storm to a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Argentine qualifier Nadia Podoroska.
However, "the AFC Disciplinary and Ethics Committee Friday dismissed the protest lodged by Al Nassr, of Saudi Arabia, in connection with the Semi-final match of the AFC Champions League (West) pursuant to Article 59 of the AFC Champions League 2020 Competition Regulations," said a statement on the AFC website. Enditem
An emotional Ji, who burst into tears after the thrilling win, said she was aware of refreshing the league's all-time scoring record.
"I could not just rest on the plane as my players did, but distributed some time to analyze opponents' tactics. I was so tired then," Ji recalled.