Nunes, who resigned from Athletico Parananense to take charge of Corinthians last November, led the Sao Paulo-based outfit to 10 wins, 10 draws and eight defeats.
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.
Tuesday's stage winner Sam Bennett, who originally finished third, was promoted to second after Peter Sagan was relegated to last and punished for 13 sprint points for swerving from his line and blocking the late surge of Wout van Aert.
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.
Defending champions Qingdao showed dominance from the very beginning of the semifinals against Xiamen Tefang as Zheng Siwei/Huang Dongping swept Shang Yichen/Yan Chenxue 11-7, 11-4, 11-5 in the opening mixed doubles.
Stuttgart edged third-division club Hansa Rostock on a sole goal from Sila Wamangituka and Jonathan Schmid's 2-1 winner for Freiburg sealed Waldhof Mannheim's first round exit. Enditem
It was the debut for Bratislava's new coach Darko Milanic who just signed with the team on Monday.
Chongqing pocketed two wins consecutively to rank six in the league, only two points clear of Hebei in the Suzhou division. Enditem
"Seven is my favorite number, so I guess it's meant to be," Azarenka said, joking about the gap between major final appearances. "I'm very grateful for this opportunity, to be able to play such a champion in a semifinal. The road to the final requires you to beat the best players, and today was definitely that day."
CAPE TOWN, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- South Africa's largest opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA) on Wednesday voiced disappointment over an "unfair" ruling on the country's Olympic champion Caster Semenya.
In the other match of the day, Shenzhen Nankeda crushed Jiangsu Weikeduo 5-0 to sit fifth. Enditem