In the 157th edition of the notorious duel between two ancient rivals, Slovan Bratislava and Spartak Trnava, the team from the nation's capital came out on top after a convincing 2-0 victory.
A Villarreal side with Unai Emery making his debut as coach and with Dani Parejo, Francis Coquelin and Take Kubo arriving over the summer, looks as if it will be too strong for second division champions Huesca on their return to the elite before the day ends with a Valencia derby.
The French Ligue 1 defending champions added that the deal included a purchase option when the loan ends next summer.
"I prepared a lot before this match, and I was surprised when finding Xiamen rested its starting player Han Yue. Huang is not very experienced, but still, I tried my best on the court. I think I performed better than that of last time we met in the first stage," commented Chen.
Shandong went ahead in the 19th minute when striker Duan Liuyu miss-kicked the ball which flew into Graziano Pelle's way, and the Italian swept it in from close range.
Both sides traded frenetic attacks but neither was able to break the tie before the final whistle.
"The president of the AFA [Argentinian Football Association], Claudio Tapia, sent a query to CONMEBOL about the suspension of Argentina captain, Lionel Messi," the region's governing body for football said on Twitter.
They are currently second in Group A, behind Independiente del Valle on goal difference.
"It's not how you start, it's how you finish, right?" added Williams. "I just feel like, I'm okay. I'm ready to play three sets every match if I have to. It doesn't matter. A win is a win."
Some even voiced concerns about whether the "volleyball star" could fit into campus life and whether she would be troubled by admirers.
"Before that, we had a situation with a spit from Di Maria," the Portuguese coach added.