With Paulo Dybala not fully fit, Pirlo started new signing Alvaro Morata to partner Ronaldo up front.
Aside from his qualities, Rangnick has maintained a close relationship with Schalke's leading board member for the team Jochen Schneider.
Also on Thursday, Shandong dominated from start to end en route to a 101-51 rout of Daqing. Enditem
Although Betis had over 70 percent of the possession in the first half, they were 3-0 down at the break after Angel Rodriguez scored twice and Marc Curcurella netted Getafe's other goal.
The Portuguese club have confirmed the move, which will see Nicolas Otamendi move in the opposite direction.
"It was a really hard-fought victory," Zhang told Xinhua after the match.
Song, 18, cleared the bar at 5.30m on his second attempt after some setbacks at the heights of 5.00m and 5.15m.
"We kept Bayern at distance and finished off our fast breaks. Moreover, we fought as a team on the pitch. This is why we won today," Hoffenheim goalkeeper Oliver Baumann said.
LONDON, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Premier League Champions Liverpool continued their winning start to the new season and ended Arsenal's perfect record after fighting back from a goal down at Anfield.
Vinicius Paiva put the hosts ahead by tapping home just after halftime before Lucas Evangelista equalized with a long-range effort.
"It is time to make changes, without any kind of constraints," Autuori said in a statement published on the club's official website.