The "BVB" controlled possession and should have added another goal to its lead before the break but Freiburg's goalkeeper Florian Muller was on guard to defuse the efforts from Thomas Meunier and Mats Hummels in the closing period of the first half.
Henan whittled away Shanxi's lead to three points through an 8-0 spurt. Then Wu made a layup and Yu Dong fired a three-pointer, snapping Shanxi's skid. Zhang Xianyuan led another Henan fightback, and after her jumper, Henan turned the game around at 56-54 with 1:57 left in the third quarter, but Shanxi managed to keep a slim advantage at 59-58 into the last period.
"After a tight first half, we did well on defense and rebounds in the second half," Xinjiang coach Gao Fengjuan explained.
Saturday also sees Valencia, who is second after a 1-0 win away to Real Sociedad, entertains Real Betis, who has lost consecutive matches after its winning start to the campaign. Betis coach Manuel Pellegrini needs an improvement after the poor first half display that saw his side thrashed 3-0 at Getafe on Wednesday.
Union gained momentum but missed the chance to extend the lead at the half-hour mark after Nico Schlotterbeck pulled wide from tight angle.
Vanderlei Luxemburgo's men are now third in the 20-team Serie A standings, just two points behind leader Atletico Mineiro, who has a game in hand.
BERLIN, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- Leipzig extended Schalke's winless run to overall 19 games after paving the way for the win with three first-half goals in the third round of the Bundesliga on Saturday.
BERLIN, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Union Berlin took their first win of the season, hammering Mainz 4-0 in the Bundesliga's third round of matches on Friday.
Svit's Serbian guard and the 2018 MVP Sasa Avramovic had a great night, pushing his teammates to victory with 32 points, seven rebounds, and three assists.
"Despite its huge popularity in many countries, racquetball is still new to Chinese people. It is a high-speed sport that needs long-term practise and systematic training," said Liu.
"They're the best team in the league, and proved it today," said Shandong coach Luka Sjekloca.