"Our most urgent task is to give the team a sense of achievement again as quickly as possible. I am convinced of the quality of our squad," said Baum.
She should have won the first set when she was up 5-1 and had a set point, which TV replay showed she had converted it with a dropshot as Siegemund failed to return it before it had bounced twice. But the umpire Eva Asderaki did not rule the point in Mladenovic's favor.
Dalian had the chance to score the equalizer but Salomon Rondon's free-kick smacked the woodwork.
Tianjin once had a good chance to break the deadlock in the 56th minute when midfielder Che Shiwei was fouled by defender Cong Zhen in the penalty area. After a VAR check, the referee awarded Tianjin a penalty kick, but Ghana's striker Frank Acheampong failed to convert it to a goal.
Real Madrid could have had a second when Luka Modric hit the post.
JIANGMEN, China, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Zhejiang bounced back from an opening set loss to defeat Liaoning 3-1 (9-25, 26-24, 25-15, 25-20) in the Chinese Women's Volleyball Championship here on Monday.
As the Asia and Oceania Cups were unable to be staged due to COVID-19, prominent names such as Zhu Yuling (China), Kasumi Ishikawa (Japan), Cheng I-Ching (Chinese Taipei) and Feng Tianwei (Singapore) have been selected according to their world rankings.
Shandong expects a tough match on Sunday with title favorites Inner Mongolia as their next opponent, while Daqing hopes to bounce back in Sunday's encounter with Beijing, another losing side on Thursday. Enditem
Meanwhile left back Marcelo is also struggling with a back injury and Ferland Mendy will continue in defense.
"The plan was to put Neymar close to Mbappe. We chose an offensive structure. We tried something and I have a lot of confidence in my team," Tuchel said after the match.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Fernando Lucas Martins bagged a brace in Beijing Guoan's 4-0 victory against Shijiazhuang Ever Bright in the 14th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Monday.