While consensus among the F1 fraternity was that the Italian Mugello circuit's fast sweeping turns and frequent undulation would be the season's biggest physical challenge for the drivers, there were fears that a lack of heavy braking zones would make overtaking difficult.
In the 157th edition of the notorious duel between two ancient rivals, Slovan Bratislava and Spartak Trnava, the team from the nation's capital came out on top after a convincing 2-0 victory.
Nuremberg responded well but Eintracht's defence neutralized all attacks within the midfield. However, the visitors should have tripled the lead but Daichi Kamada wasted a golden chance in the 71st minute.
Fabio Cannavaro's Guangzhou Evergrande stay atop the table with 25 points, seven points clear of Jiangsu Suning.
Title favorite Ajax suffered a serious setback after half an hour of play at Sparta Rotterdam. Defender Nicolas Tagliafico got a red card after he tried to stop Mohamed Rayhi, but touched the ball with his hand while sliding.
Marinho has now netted seven goals and provided three assists from 10 league matches this season.
"It's not how you start, it's how you finish, right?" added Williams. "I just feel like, I'm okay. I'm ready to play three sets every match if I have to. It doesn't matter. A win is a win."
Beijing Major Projects Construction Headquarters Office confirmed on Saturday that up to now, 12 out of 15 ice rinks have been completed and the installation of the ice production equipment has started.
BERLIN, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Leipzig eased 3-0 past second division outfit Nuremberg thanks to the goals from Amadou Haidara, Yussuf Poulsen and Hwang Hee-chan whereas Eintracht Frankfurt needed two second-half goals to overpower resilient third division side 1860 Munich 2-1 in the opening round of the German Cup on Saturday.
The tournament, attracting more than 800 primary and secondary school students, will last for about half a month and roll out more than 90 matches. It is the first sports competition for the school students of Guiyang this year.
A brand new format will be taken over five days of competition action, and innovative scoring methods will be implemented.