The second half saw Wuhan play a more dominant game against the defending champions. In the 57th minute, Beatriz Zaneratto Joao dribbled through the defense and beat the goalkeeper, extending Wuhan's lead to 2-0. Jiangsu suffered another heavy blow in the 65th minute as defender Zhai Qingwei conceded an own goal in the face of Chawinga's tackle.
"I spoke with Messi when everything related to his situation with Barcelona was resolved and we had another extensive talk when he came [to Argentina for the World Cup qualifiers]," Scaloni told a virtual news conference.
Firmino scored twice as Brazil opened their South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) qualifying campaign with a 5-0 rout of Bolivia in Sao Paulo on Friday. Peru drew 2-2 in their first match against Paraguay in Asuncion on Thursday.
Queiroz was reluctant to comment on the performances of Luis Muriel, who netted a brace, and his Atalanta teammate Duvan Zapata, the scorer of Colombia's other goal.
The source also indicated that it was because Lim's promises regarding signings had not been fulfilled.
The 21-year-old Kenin, by contrast, has escaped some tough battles en route to Saturday's showdown as four of her six matches have been decided in the third set and in two matches she had to fight from one set down.
"The win was not just about me, but my girls' persistence and unswerving will," Ji noted.
Trailing by seven points early in the last quarter, Henan improved its performance on both ends to complete a comeback.
"We didn't execute as we prepared. Some players didn't respond well," rued Shandong coach Luka Sjekloca.
Game six will be played on Sunday. Enditem
Kevin Monnet-Paquet, forward for French Ligue 1 side Saint-Etienne, is among the foreign-based players, and will be the first time he appears for Amavubi.