The side coached by Diego Martinez had kicked off their campaign with league wins at home to Athletic Club and Alaves, while also getting through two Europa League qualifying rounds, with a 4-0 victory away to Albanian outfit, Teuta and a 2-0 win at home to Locomotive Tbilisi a week ago.
With Paulo Dybala not fully fit, Pirlo started new signing Alvaro Morata to partner Ronaldo up front.
"We are a bit weak in the question of central defenders: with Gerard (Pique) and (Clement) Lenglet and (Ronald) Araujo, we are a bit short ... it is weak for the season that we are going to play," he admitted.
TEHRAN, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Ali Alipour, former Persepolis striker, has joined Portuguese team Maritimo, Tasnim news agency reported on Tuesday.
PARIS, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- World No. 1 Novak Djokovic on Saturday discussed his disqualification from this month's US Open and vowed not to make such a mistake again.
Roberto Soldado will probably replace Jorge Molina in the Granada starting 11 on Thursday, while the Darwin Machis will also probably start with Antonio Puertas perhaps dropping to the bench for the Chinese owned club.
This is Zhou's second season in Formula 2, with the 21-year-old having finished the 2019 season in seventh place as the series' top rookie. The Shanghai-born driver is currently eighth in the 2020 standings with four races still to run. Enditem
Guangdong's Yu Hexin, who broke the national record in the men's 50m freestyle with a time of 21.79 seconds during the heats, was another one who failed to advance to the final due to the new rules on physical tests.
"The runner suffered four broken ribs and two fractures on his hand and is currently at the hospital," Kamau added.
Ye is also the Asian record holder of the women's 200m individual medley in 2:07.57.
Second seed Nadal will face Italy's Stefano Travaglia in the round of 32. The latter survived a five-set thriller against Japan's Nishikori Kei to advance 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7), 4-6, 6-2.