The absence of these key players had weakened Thomas Tuchel's side significantly as the Ligue 1 defending champions launched their title defence with a shocking 1-0 defeat at newly-promoted Lens on Thursday.
Corinthians have been searching for a new manager since sacking Tiago Nunes last Friday following the club's poor start to the Brazilian Serie A season.
The Tuscan Grand Prix's third start on lap 47 saw Hamilton keep his lead, with the Renault of Daniel Ricciardo briefly passing Bottas for second before relinquishing the place after one lap of racing.
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.
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.
The shorthanded German coach had to field several youngsters like 18-year-old league debutants Kays Ruiz-Atil and Arnaud Kalimuendo and 20-year-old goalkeeper Marcin Bulka in the starting line-up in Wednesday's match.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Former Brazil international goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni has insisted he is focused on remaining head coach of Fortaleza amid reports linking him with the vacant Corinthians managerial post.
The third seeds were forced into a final-set tiebreak, where they saved a match point, before overcoming Muhammad and Townsend in a tremendous tussle 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9-7) and booked their ticket to the final.
"I'm so proud of Nicole and I, we've really worked very hard every day," said Xu, after the pair reached their second final in the last three weeks at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Argentinian striker German Cano scored his seventh goal in nine matches as Vasco da Gama moved to fourth in the Brazilian Serie A standings on Sunday with a 3-2 victory at Botafogo.
At the EB meeting, Beijing 2022 Coordination Commission chair Juan Antonio Samaranch noted advances in venue construction, development of the local Organizing Committee staff, and new sponsors and suppliers, as further evidence of Beijing 2022's progress.