The other two German participants - RB Leipzig and Borussia Monchengladbach - have harder tasks in Groups F and B respectively.
The swimmers' performances at the championships will act as an important reference for their qualification for next year's Tokyo Olympic Games. Enditem
"We have been plagued with injuries during the first stage but grappled with reality," Said Shenhua coach Choi Kang-Hee. "We'll do our best next round."
The 22-year-old Croatian center (2.16m) has played NBA basketball for four seasons, the first three of them for the Phoenix Suns that selected him as a fourth overall pick of the 2016 draft.
"I think the chair umpire was the only person not to have seen it," said a furious and disappointed Mladenovic after the match.
MADRID, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- Real Madrid won 3-2 away to Real Betis in La Liga on Saturday, in another game where VAR had a major say and which Betis defender Emerson will probably want to forget.
In the 33rd minute Fati's acceleration then drew a foul in the area from Mario Gaspar and Messi slotted home the penalty to make it 3-0 and Pau Torres scored an own goal with the last action of the first half when he put Messi's clipped ball past the stranded Asenjo under timid pressure from Busquets.
In a video conference later on Monday, Trovato vowed to take his case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, if necessary, to clear his name.
QINGDAO, China, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Zhang Yufei, who broke the Asian record in the women's 100m butterfly in the preliminary heat on Tuesday, captured gold in the final at the Chinese national swimming championships here on Wednesday.
In advance of Wednesday's encounter, the 2012 German champion seems to carry a more massive load on its shoulders.
The top four teams from the first phase Suzhou and Dalian zones respectively will move into Final A to determine the eventual league champions and the top eight rankings. The bottom four teams from the Suzhou and Dalian zones will enter Final B to battle against relegation to the second-tier League One.