For Chinese sports fans, their demand for sports events was suppressed for nearly half a year.
On the Shanghai side, Zhou Yuyan had 11 points, and Han Xu bagged 10.
Xinhua looks at some of the major talking points ahead of Thursday's opening day of fixtures in CONMEBOL's road to Qatar 2022.
Three internationals against Turkey, followed by the Nations League encounter against Ukraine and Switzerland, seems to have come at an inopportune moment.
"We played very well today. It was a lot of fun. I would preferably play another game straight away," Leipzig's Emil Forsberg said.
Gou Tingting (R) of Tianjin Guanlan drives the ball during 1st round match between Shanghai Dahua and Tianjin Guanlan at the 2020-21 Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, Oct. 2, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Kun)
The 2019 ATP Finals champion will face Russia's Andrey Rublev for a semifinals place in the next round. The 22-year-old Rublev recovered from a one set down and trailed by 5-2 in the second to knock out Marton Fucsovics 6-7 (4), 7-5, 6-4, 7-6 (3) in the last men's round of 16 clash.
"She played unbelievable today and she was everywhere and she hit all the balls in a very strong, very powerful way," the world No.2 said after the match. "It was a little bit cold and I couldn't be at my best."
Reims took an early lead through captain Yunis Abdelhamid's header in the 11th minute. But goals from Raphinha and Damien Da Silva put Rennes in front at the break.
Serge Aurier added a fifth soon after the break, and a Kane penalty 10 minutes from time rounded off the scoring in a game that could leave Solskjaer's job at risk.
"We haven't had an official game for quite a long time, thus leading to our huge anticipation towards it. All of us are excited about coming back on court," added China's national team center.