Although it is still very early days, the signs are much better at FC Barcelona than many expected before the season started. Ronald Koeman's team has won its first two games with ease, netting a total of seven goals without conceding and the image on the pitch has been much better than the side that looked sad and tired during Quique Setien's time in charge.
Shanxi gradually gained the upper hand in the second quarter before going eight points up at the break.
Baum's face spoke volumes after losing his first game as the successor to sacked manager David Wagner 4-0 against RB Leipzig.
The 30-year-old, who has been capped once for Argentina's national team, has struggled for opportunities since joining Boca from Mexico's Cruz Azul in January 2019.
Liu Jiacen scored 22 points and pulled down 11 rebounds for Shanxi. Zhao Zhifang also registered a double-double of 12 points and 12 boards. Captain Wu Tongtong nailed 21 points.
Shaanxi's Chen Yanyu registered a double-double of 29 points and 11 assists. Her backcourt partner Chen Xinlei pocketed 28 points.
It was not the only stunning result of the weekend. Tottenham inflicted a humiliating 6-1 defeat on Manchester United at Old Trafford as the home side's defense imploded in a disastrous performance that Spurs exploited to the full.
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Shanghai guard Peng Szu-Chin hobbled off the court, seemingly through a strain, just one minute into the second half. Without one of its main scorers, Shanghai could not catch up on the offensive end as Xinjiang pulled away through backcourt combo Wang Siyu and Wang Lili's efforts.
With the support of the Chinese Table Tennis Association (CTTA), international table tennis action is back after several months of activity suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alba had to limp off in the 74th minute and was replaced by new signing Sergino Dest, who played on the left of the Barca defense, despite being right-footed.