Alexi Stival's men are now sixth in the 20-team standings with 15 points while Sao Paulo are second with 18, two points behind leaders Internacional, who have a game in hand.
Pianigiani admitted that he is very excited to join Beijing Ducks, a club with top influence in Asia. He said he is looking forward to working hard with the team in the next season.
Thanks to his teammates Qiao Shijun/Chen Yingying, Han Yue and Liu Cheng/Huang Kaixiang, who clinched victories in the women's doubles, women's singles and men's doubles respectively, Xiamen gained the last three points, remaining at fourth in the standings.
"It means a lot. That's what we practice for. That's what we were trying to do in these five months off, working for this moment," Soares said.
Brazilian forward Hulk increased Shanghai's lead early in the second half with a header from full-back Wang Canchao's exquisite cross to make it 2-0.
After the half time, the "Herthaner" came out with their guns blazing whereas Braunschweig kept eleven men behind the ball to protect the lead.
In a showdown between two clinical power-hitters, Osaka and Brady split the opening two sets, with Osaka claiming the tiebreak in the first and Brady taking the sole breaking chance in the second.
BEIJING, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Italian Simone Pianigiani was appointed as the new head coach of the Beijing Ducks on Monday.
The 21-year-old suffered a severe injury in the Shanghai Diamond League two years ago where he registered a personal best of 8.43 meters to finish second but went hospital after injuring his left foot. He underwent surgeries on the foot and spent more than six months in rehabilitation.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Former world number one Victoria Azarenka of Belarus rallied to beat 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams of the United States in the US Open on Thursday to reach her first Grand Slam final since 2013, where she will play 2018 champion Naomi Osaka.
CFA stated that all violations of the "Chinese Football Association Disciplinary Guidelines" will be punished strictly. It is hoped that all clubs, officials, and players can jointly maintain the order of the game and the hard-won football development environment.