"We played great in the first half, but after bench players came in, they suffered a bit and failed to maintain the level on both ends," said Jiangsu coach Ding Tie.
Li shot 12 of 14 from the field to finish with 28 points, along with 14 boards, in Inner Mongolia's wire-to-wire victory, leading five players who finished with double-digit in points.
Defending champion Rafael Nadal stormed into the fourth round at the French Open with another straight-sets win, beating Italy's Stefano Travaglia 6-1, 6-4, 6-0 on Friday and recording his 96th victory at Roland Garros.
"We didn't perform well in the first quarter. We had a tough start, but ultimately took our chance," Shaanxi coach Jiang E'Ying reflected.
The "BVB" controlled possession and should have added another goal to its lead before the break but Freiburg's goalkeeper Florian Muller was on guard to defuse the efforts from Thomas Meunier and Mats Hummels in the closing period of the first half.
"As a young team, we didn't deal well with some details, including defense on Wu, and some mistakes in transition. But I'm quite satisfied with the team's play against such a strong team as Shanxi," he pointed out. Enditem
"Schalke's squad is poorly composed. We are talking about the sins of the past," the 59-year-old said.
Sunday's rivals are Europa League champions Sevilla, and Koeman's big issue is in defense thanks to the red card shown to Clement Lenglet against Celta on Thursday.
NAIROBI, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's Timothy Cheruiyot, Helen Obiri and Britain's Kristal Awuah produced the critical highlights of the Kip Keino Classic, a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting held in the capital, Nairobi, on Saturday.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) is widely regarded as having the world's most gruelling World Cup qualifying tournament.
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.