Betis' horrible night was completed eight minutes from time when Alissa Mandi was sent off for two yellow cards to leave his side to play out the final minutes with 10 men.
"Nothing else," he noted. "In every practice, I asked them to fight, play strong defence and play smart in offense. This gave us the result in the second quarter."
"Our being entrusted to host this global event is evidence of the confidence that the world has in our country and our levels of COVID-19 containment, as it will be the first global sporting event to be held on the African continent since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic," he added.
Maccabi's coach Ioannis Sfairopoulos said: "For us, it is very important that today Bender is more prepared because he comes from the NBA and that he is able to help the team". Enditem
BERLIN, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Ahead of the German Supercup this Wednesday, the country' football giants appear at first glance to be stuck in a tricky situation.
There was last second drama as Manchester United got their first win of the season with a 3-2 victory away to Brighton on Saturday thanks to a penalty given after the final whistle.
In the women's draw, 2017 champion Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia defeated second seed Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 6-4, 6-2, ending her poor record at the French Open since lifting the trophy in 2017.
Chongqing broke the deadlock in the 37th minute. After receiving a free kick from midfielder Huang Xiyang, Marcelo Cirino flicked a header to Yuan, who converted another header to make it 1-0. The linesman rose his flag immediately for offside, but the referee judged the goal was valid with the assist of the VAR.
"It was a really hard-fought victory," Zhang told Xinhua after the match.
World champion Xu Jiayu from Zhejiang clinched his second gold in the men's 100m backstroke in 52.60 seconds, after his 200m backstroke victory on Sunday.
"To make things easier I told the players yesterday [Wednesday] that this was the right way to go," he added, suggesting the decision was of his own volition.