In advance of Wednesday's encounter, the 2012 German champion seems to carry a more massive load on its shoulders.
"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.
Tianjin once had a good chance to break the deadlock in the 56th minute when midfielder Che Shiwei was fouled by defender Cong Zhen in the penalty area. After a VAR check, the referee awarded Tianjin a penalty kick, but Ghana's striker Frank Acheampong failed to convert it to a goal.
To leave space for postponed matches, the Champions League's group phase's timeframe has been extended until January 28.
The newly-renovated Nyayo National Stadium will host the Kip Keino Classic - the first-ever World Athletics Continental Tour event to be held on the African continent - on October 3.
Fabio Cannavaro's side is scheduled to play against Chongqing Dangdai Lifan or Hebei China Fortune. Enditem
Luneng will face Beijing Guoan in a two-legged knockout round next stage.
LONDON, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Manchester City have agreed a deal to sign Benfica's 23-year-old central defender Ruben Diaz for 65 million pounds (83.4 million US dollars), with a further four million dollars in incentives.
Once again Lenglet began the move by picking out Coutinho and the Brazilian was able to advance to the edge of the Villarreal area before picking out the youngster, who calmly fired past Sergio Asenjo.
In the 85th minute, Feng fell to the ground again in the box after a close contact with Shanghai defender Shi Ke, but the referee did not give a penalty judging that Feng tripped himself.
Finishing first in the preliminary heat of the men's 100m freestyle, Yu Hexin from Guangdong didn't show up in the final as he failed to make the top eight in the physical tests, according to a new rule of the championships.