Scotland now leads Group 2 with four points, with the Czechs second on three. Israel sit third with two points, with Slovakia bottom with only a single point gained over the first two matches. Enditem
The other match on Friday saw Shenzhen Jiazhaoye held Shanghai Shenhua to a 0-0 draw.
"Since 2010, I have never gone without competing for such a long time, so this represents a precious chance," said the 2016 world champion. "It's important to recover my form step by step."
In the other two games of the day, Shenzhen Nankeda overwhelmed Anhui Souyu 5-0, while Jiangsu Weikeduo lost to Xiamen Tefang 3-2, still striving for a win this season. Enditem
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- Hebei China Fortune defeated Shanghai SIPG 2-0 in the ninth round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Saturday, breaking Shanghai's unbeaten record in the season.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- World number 77 Sorana Cirstea of Romania produced a sparkling performance to come from behind and beat No. 9 seed Johanna Konta of Britain 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 in almost three hours to move into third round of the US Open on Thursday.
"This includes implementing a bubble system to create a safe badminton ecosystem for all involved," it added. Enditem
DALIAN, China, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Dalian Professional were held to a 1-1 draw by Jiangsu Suning in the 10th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Tuesday.
Inter Milan midfielder Barella headed home in first-half stoppage time after receiving a long pass from Ciro Immobile, with the goal enough for Italy to clinch three points in Amsterdam.
1,500 football fans are allowed to watch this match in the stadium, which is the first time in the CSL's Dalian division since the league postponed to start from July 25.
BUENOS AIRES, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Colombian playmaker Juan Fernando Quintero said goodbye to River Plate fans on Thursday and expressed hope of an imminent announcement about his future.