Despite losing a place to Bottas at the start, Verstappen was happy to finish second. "To be able to split the Mercedes cars, we can be pleased with that. I was just trying to do my own race. I'm very happy with second after two (retirements)."
The Beijing Major Projects Construction Headquarters Office confirmed on Sunday that up to now, 90 percent of the track ice-making work has been completed, and 60 percent of the track ice-repairing work has been completed.
Attracting around 300 of China's top swimmers, the 2020 Championships are being held from September 26 to October 2 in Qingdao.
The Bianconeri got back on level terms again in the 68th minutes as Ronaldo steered his header into the net on Danilo's cross.
After Zhou Yuyan and Ma Yufang quickly erased Shanghai's deficit in the second quarter, Zhang shone on the offensive end, scoring seven points in a row to earn Shanghai their first lead since tip-off. Shanghai outscored Tianjin 24-8 in a 10-minute span to lead 43-33 at half-time.
"I will be competing for the first time since running under two hours at the INEOS 1:59 Challenge. I'm happy to race with the dominant athletes, that is how the sport is and should be treated like that. Competition makes the sport beautiful," he added.
And Ecuador's LDU Quito extended their lead at the top of Group D with a 4-0 rout of Binacional Enditem
"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.
Both sides didn't pose any threat to the other and no goals were scored in the first half.
Pironkova, 33, who returned to the Tour at the US Open after three years' absense and made an impressive run to the quarterfinals, received a walkover to the third round in Paris.
Also on Saturday, Andre Villas-Boas' Marseille, still struggling for a win, was held by Metz 1-1 at home.