AC Milan continued their good form as they won 2-0 away to Crotone, Franck Kessie's penalty put the Rossoneri in charge in the first half, while new arrival Brahim Diaz sealed matters after the break.
China's General Administration of Sports has listed the tournament as one of six major sports events during the "Golden Week" holiday.
"We faced a team that attacked with many players and it was a different match compared to the one against Sampdoria. We wanted to keep the line tight, put pressure on the central players and exploit the one-on-one in attack, but we weren't always able to find solutions, after all we were playing against a solid team and we knew we would have difficulties," said Pirlo.
Ibrahima Niane scored in the 71st minute to give Metz the lead, but midfielder Morgan Sanson's goal in stoppage time saved the game for the hosts.
By contrast, Bottas, who had started third, inherited the lead after Hamilton's pit stop, and was able to make his own stop on lap 27 without losing the first place that he would then hold to the end.
As opposed to a typical quota of 20 paddlers for each World Cup, the events this year will see one more berth apiece. The ITTF Executive Committee has decided to allow more flexibility for the entry procedure, due to timelines afforded to the players to enter, and certain changes to the conditions of the event series, as well as last-minute changes to some league matches.
Tao Guannan from Guangdong and Shandong's Liu Zongyu took second and third places respectively.
BEIJING, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) --The Chinese Football Association (CFA) has announced a 28-man squad here on Tuesday to prepare for FIFA World Cup qualifiers, with two naturalized players Jiang Guangtai and Fei Nanduo being selected for the first time.
Playing in place of the injured striker Kim Shin-Wook, substitute Bi Jinhao seized the opportunity with a close-range shot in the 25th minute and added a second goal on 41 minutes to ensure Shenhua on course grasping the last spot to race for championship.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Thanks to a header from defender Yuan Mincheng, Chongqing Lifan edged Shanghai SIPG 1-0 in the 14th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Monday.
Third seed Thiem was competing for the first time as a Grand Slam winner and followed his fourth win in as many head-to-head clashes against Cilic. The 27-year-old improved his record at Roland Garros to 25-6.