The visitors pressed frenetically for a goal and were rewarded in the 23rd minute when Dodi Lukebakio nodded home a corner kick from close range to halve the deficit.
The Beijing Ducks have reached a multi-year agreement with Pianigiani, who will lead the team in the 2020-21 Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) season.
4. Starting where they finished in Granada
On Saturday, SC Heerenveen defeated Willem II 2-0 through goals by Lucas Woudenberg and Pawel Bochniewicz. Steven Berghuis led Feyenoord to a 2-0 win at PEC Zwolle with a brace. FC Twente started with a 2-0 home win over Fortuna Sittard. Enditem
Williams will take on Azarenka in the semifinals, who triumphed against Mertens 6-1, 6-0.
Marcos Alves broke the deadlock for Hebei in the 15th minute through a header after receiving Yin Hongbo's long pass.
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.
Also on Friday, Matheus Nascimento's penalty at his 100th game in Shijiazhuang Ever Bright handed his team a 1-0 win over Wuhan Zall.
After being affected by the postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, the organizing committee of China's major sports event finally released the date of the 14th National Games opening ceremony officially.
Palace had ended last season with a run of eight games without a win and this victory was exactly what coach Roy Hodgson needed.
However, Villas-Boas didn't think Alvaro - who earlier accused Angel Di Maria of spitting at him - would have committed such a wrongdoing.