"Now we can play matches. Even without fans on site, we can feel satisfied back on court, so I cherish it pretty much," she noted.
"It's not what we wanted but for now those players aren't available," Farias said. "I'm confident we can compete with the players we have".
Domenec Torrent's men are now fourth in the 20-team standings, three points behind leader Atletico Mineiro.
Buckling up their defense and increasing ball movement in transition, Sichuan began to gain ground in the second quarter. After Shao Ting's three-point play with 5:57 left, they turned the game around at 30-28 before going into halftime up 41-39.
Despite the return of the veteran duo, Colombia's squad also features a number of fresh faces, including uncapped Hertha Berlin striker John Cordoba and America de Cali goalkeeper Eder Chaux.
Several planned on-loan-transfers deals failed because implementing a buying-option was rejected as the selling clubs demanded an obligation.
Restraining Shanghai to five points in the first quarter and 18 at the break, Xinjiang obviously found its winning key.
National team manager Oliver Bierhoff said the association depends on internationals' turnovers and will start a charm offensive to regain fans' trust.
Bolivia has reported more than 8,000 COVID-19 fatalities, including the July death of FBF president Cesar Salinas. Enditem
"We did well on defense," said Inner Mongolia coach Zheng Wei, also assistant coach of China's national team, adding the team still needs to build its chemistry through more game time.
The financial impact of the pandemic on football has been apparent, the former Leipzig coach said.