Zinedine Zidane's side didn't play in the first round of matches one week ago, after their game at home to Getafe was postponed in order to allow them more time to recover after their participation in last season's Champions League in August.
Liu, who boasted a stellar playing career, was named WTT chief in June.
Luo Guofu (C) of Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao celebrates his goal during the first round match between Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao and Henan Jianye at the CFA (The Chinese Football Association) Cup Dalian Division in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 18, 2020. (Xinhua/Pan Yulong)
Aleksandrs Samoilovs (L) of Latvia competes against Nikita Liamin and Taras Myskiv of Russia during the men's second round match at the 2020 CEV Beach Volleyball European Championships in Jurmala, Latvia, Sept. 19, 2020. (Photo by Edijs Palens/Xinhua)
BEIJING, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Asian Games champion Wang Kaihua outraced Olympic medalists Chen Ding and Cai Zelin to win the men's 20-kilometer event at the 2020 Chinese National Race Walk Championships in Taian on Saturday.
LONDON, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Premier League champions Liverpool confirmed the signing of Spain international midfielder Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich on Friday in a deal worth around 30 million euros.
While Bayern confirmed Thiago Alcantara's departure (the Spaniard is joining Liverpool for 24 million euros) the Bayern coach is facing a campaign that started with an incomplete squad.
Incidents of harassment focused on blaming China and Chinese people as the source of the virus and mocking Chinese dietary habits, it said.
"We will make table tennis events and activities more attractive to the media, giving the sport greater global exposure. Our ultimate goal is to develop and improve table tennis worldwide, and spurred by my deep passion for the sport, I will do my best to make WTT a success," said the Chinese table tennis legend.
The 26-year-old Wang from Guangdong took the pole position in a three-man leading group in the early stages of the race and soon broke clear to seize a comfortable sole lead. The 2018 Asian Games champion never looked back until breaking the tape in style with a clocking of one hour, 20 minutes and 49 seconds.
"The result didn't meet my expectations, I was thinking about 20.50s or so," said Xie.