Xiao, world number 31, turned pro in 2007 after winning the Asian U21 Championship. His best ranking performances were runner-up finishes at the 2013 Shanghai Masters and the 2017 Shoot Out.
To survive the club's crisis, Schalke turned to wage cuts, part-time work for employees, and a 30 to 40-million-euro loan from the federal state of North-Rhine Westphalia.
One piece of good news is that the record German champions have "so many young players and all of them are as hungry as the established ones. You can feel it in every training session," the 2019/20 Champions League's top scorer said.
After a goalless 90 minutes, the visitors were close to victory in extra-time when their Slovenian striker Zan Medved scored with a beautiful header after a long center-pass with only nine minutes left.
"500-day countdown is a landmark. I hope today's cultural activities can promote the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games to people all over China," said He Jianghai, deputy secretary of the 2022 Beijing Organizing Committee of Winter Olympic Games. Enditem
Two former Russian athletics officials, Valentin Balakhnichev and Alexei Melnikov were sentenced to three and two years in prison respectively, according to AFP.
Fiorentina's Nikola Milenkovic (R) vies with Torino's Andrea Belotti during a Serie A soccer match between Fiorentina and Torino in Florence, Italy, Sept. 19, 2020. (Xinhua)
In the day's later fixture, Hellas Verona shared the spoils with Roma in a 0-0 draw, with both sides hitting the woodwork three times. Enditem
The Championship League has been expanded to a full World Snooker Tour ranking event this season, featuring 128 players in three stages over 21 days.
In Group B, a late Hattan Bahebri strike helped Saudi Arabia's Al-Hilal defeat the ten men of Uzbekistan side Pakhtakor 2-1.
The prolific Norwegian striker had another chance later but defender Nico Elvedi blocked his effort.