The 31-year-old midfielder, who stands 1.92-meter tall, had played as a CA Osasuna player between the 2011-2012 and 2016-2017 season, scored five goals and contributed four assists for the Spanish La Liga side.
Qin Xiaowen, chairman of the Beijing Ducks said that Pianigiani is not only the most successful coach in Italy, but also one of the best coaches in Europe. "I believe he can build a better and stronger Beijing Ducks with rich experience and an excellent modern basketball concept," Qin said.
Behind Bottas, Albon scored his first ever podium finish to ease some of the pressure on him after a trying year. Ricciardo took fourth ahead of Stroll's teammate Perez, while Lando Norris finished sixth in his McLaren.
Hunan took the first point by a straight-set win in the men's doubles, before Han Qianxi of Zhejiang scored the narrow win against Zhou Meng 11-5, 11-5, 9-11, 6-11, 11-7 in the women's singles to tie the match for the defending champion.
The Greek top-flight side also set its eyes on Tractor winger Ehsan Hajsafi. However, setbacks involving his Iranian club have caused interruptions that may affect the deal.
BERLIN, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Martin Kobylanski's hat-trick helped second division side Eintracht Braunschweig knockout Hertha Berlin 5-4 while Mainz bounced back and avoided an upset to lower league side Havelse following a 5-1 win in the opening round in the German Cup on Friday.
A Villarreal side with Unai Emery making his debut as coach and with Dani Parejo, Francis Coquelin and Take Kubo arriving over the summer, looks as if it will be too strong for second division champions Huesca on their return to the elite before the day ends with a Valencia derby.
Maracana SA made the decision to carry out the unscheduled facelift to capitalize on a fixturing quirk that has left the stadium without football for almost two weeks.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Tianjin Teda fell into the relegation playoffs in the Chinese Super League (CSL) after a 2-0 defeat to Beijing Guoan here on Thursday, while Shanghai SIPG beat Qingdao Huanghai 2-1 after a rain-delayed start.
Marcos Alves broke the deadlock for Hebei in the 15th minute through a header after receiving Yin Hongbo's long pass.
A new pitch will be installed following Wednesday's Copa do Brasil match between Fluminense and Atletico Goianiense, according to venue operator Maracana SA.