Gilbert and Lu met in the last match of the group both with one win and one draw. The world No. 11 won the final frame to draw 2-2 with Lu but advanced by claiming the highest break of 98.
Seventh-placed Marseille needed a late header from substitute Valere Germain to clinch a 1-1 home draw with Lille in the latest match of the day. Brazilian forward Luiz Araujo helped Lille take the lead at the start of the second half and could have doubled it when his effort hit the cross bar in the 65th minute.
The Championship League has been expanded to a full World Snooker Tour ranking event this season, featuring 128 players in three stages over 21 days.
LONDON, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday confirmed the return of Gareth Bale on loan from Real Madrid, along with the purchase of left-back Sergio Reguilon on a five-year contract.
Apart from Werder Bremen's Florian Kohfeldt, all the other head coaches voted for Bayern Munich, the reigning champions, to win its 9th consecutive title. Is the Bundesliga really that predictable?
"Since I have left the club has been building, the stadium is incredible, the training ground is better than before. It's an exciting time," he added. Enditem
"His inappropriate words are inconsistent with the social responsibilities and values abided by our club and have brought serious adverse social impacts to the club and the league. We will not sign him for the new season," said Fujian Sturgeons in a statement.
Schwartzman, who ousted Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals, beat Canadian Denis Shapovalov 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (4) in the other semifinal.
"What happened was a conflict between Messi and the club. I have spoken to Messi and we are carrying on as normal," said the Barca boss. Enditem
The world's longest leap this year was produced by Chinese long jumper Wang Jianan in 8.36 meters.
The French striker was one of the seven PSG players that tested positive before the new season and missed their opening three games - of which PSG suffered defeats to Lens and Marseille and won 1-0 over Metz.