The third quarter was contested in a balanced fashion as both sides traded buckets. Xing and Yu combined for four 3-pointers to push Shanxi ahead 64-60 before the final 10 minutes.
"Chile is a team that in recent years has been very consistent, it is a winning team, with big figures," said Godin who plays for Italian Club Cagliari.
The hosts continued on the front foot and went ahead for a third time with nine minutes remaining as Waldschmidt chested the ball down before hammering home from 13 meters.
Messi scored the only goal of the match by converting a first-half penalty as the Albiceleste started their campaign with a gritty, if not entirely convincing, home victory at La Bombonera.
"It is good news that we are getting back on the pitch to do what we love most. Personally, I cannot wait to show our fans the great sport that they have been missing for so long. However, the excitement should not make us forget that COVID-19 is still out there," he said.
The start of the race was done in smaller groups of a few hundred people, as opposed to the usual big launch of several thousand.
"We are not a strong side. After playing such an intense game, we can improve in mentality and carrying out tactics," Wuhan coach Li Xin commented.
As to the World Cup qualifiers taking place in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Godin said that "it is a different situation, but one with the desire, the dream, and the mentality that is the beginning of the qualifying rounds."
El Shaarawy bagged his brace in the 45th minute with a header after Moldova's defender Veaceslav Posmac's error.
So after claiming the WCBA title in Shanxi in 2015, Ji kneeled and cried.
The young sensational roared into her first Grand Slam final, only the second of the Tour level, with the loss of just 23 games, the fewest since Mary Pierce finished runner-up in Paris in 1994. The Polish has stunned 2019 runner-up Marketa Vondrousova in the first round and avenging last year's French Open defeat to top seed and 2018 champion Simona Halep in the fourth round.