Emre Can (Front, L) of Germany vies with Alcantara Thiago of Spain during a UEFA Nations League match between Germany and Spain in Stuttgart, Germany, Sept. 3, 2020. (Xinhua)
Duplantis tried to challenge Sergei Bubka's 26-year-old outdoor record of 6.14 meters, but failed to continue after one unsuccessful attempt at 6.15 meters as darkness set in.
In the 65th minute, Dalian's Ke Zhao added a goal of his own and sealed the 4-0 victory.
The 31-year-old's poor relationship with Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is well documented and was made clear when Zidane only used him in two of the 12 games his side played when Spanish football resumed in June after lockdown.
"I was really focused each game and each point. Especially against top players, one point can make the difference. So I had to stay very calm and keep going," the world number 50 added.
The organizers designed a route with a 17km climb before the finish line, which seemed like it might bring about some interesting developments on the rugged, narrow mountain road.
Duan Liuyu sent a long-distance shot off the cross-bar in the 45th minute, while Marouane Fellaini saw his header hit the post in frustration in the 61st minute. Enditem
Brazil are currently eighth in the FIFA women's world rankings, behind the US, Germany, France, Netherlands, Sweden, England and Australia. Enditem
Klein is expecting the many young talents to continue their performance. He mentioned Dortmund's Erling Haaland as one of the examples next to Jadon Sancho.
Earlier, sixth seed Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic edged past Ukraine's Kateryna Kozlova 7-6 (3), 6-2, and eighth seed Petra Martic of Croatia beat fellow Ukrainian Kateryna Bondarenko 6-3, 6-4 to also advance into third round. Enditem
Asked whether he would be willing to return to England in the future, Bale replied, "If those options arise, it is something I'd look at for sure."