On the top floor of a downtown shopping mall, 29-year-old Sun Shaorong was sitting in a go-kart and wearing a pink helmet. The roar of the engine announced that she was ready to race with other five cars behind her.
Slovan Bratislava was looking for its first triumph of the season on home ice, but a meager 22 shots and a single goal scored were not going to cut it.
China's Shi Yanghe and Zhao Jiangqiong won the men's and the women's 65km races respectively.
Several players are still only 16 or 17 years old but have become valuable members of the team since the start of the season. With only one victory in three rounds, the young and ambitious Bratislava is currently in fourth position.
Colombia will host Venezuela in Barranquilla on October 9 before facing Chile in Santiago four days later.
Alba had to limp off in the 74th minute and was replaced by new signing Sergino Dest, who played on the left of the Barca defense, despite being right-footed.
Fueled by Han Ziqi's eight straight points, Tianjin jumped into a 14-5 start, forcing Shanghai into a timeout.
The Argentinian bested Nadal in the Rome Masters quarter-finals last month for his first win against the world number two.
Her former teammate in Beijing, Shi Xiufeng, showed an eagerness to return to court.
The match will be Iran's first game at the national level under the leadership of Dragan Skocic.
The 17-year-old assist-giver remained in the thick of things as Reyna's through ball met Haaland, who drilled his brace from the edge of the box into the top left corner with 66 minutes played.