Though both drivers were unhurt, the time needed to repair the extensive damage to the barriers meant that the race was not restarted, with the results being taken from the end of lap 5 and only half championship points being awarded.
There was drama in the last minute of injury time when Robin le Normand had the ball in the Valencia net only for the VAR to rule it out for handball.
Last-placed Dijon was closed to clinching its first win of the news season, but an injury-time penalty from Teji Savanier crashed their hopes as the team was held to a 2-2 draw at home against Montpellier. Enditem
As rumors speak of Bayern having lost the race for their main right-back target Sergino Dest (Ajax) against Barcelona due to a better offer from the Spaniards, tensions have increased around the reigning German champions.
During his stint as the CTTA vice president between 1995 and 2014, Yao aided many athletes from other countries and regions to train in China, and helped to develop the sport in China and across the world.
With Paulo Dybala not fully fit, Pirlo started new signing Alvaro Morata to partner Ronaldo up front.
Also on Thursday, Shandong dominated from start to end en route to a 101-51 rout of Daqing. Enditem
The next stage will begin with a two-legged knockout round from October 16. Enditem
Also on Wednesday, 23-time Grand Slam winner and No. 6 seed Serena Williams was forced to pull out of the French Open ahead of her second round match against Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova because of an Achilles injury.
However the CBF rejected the petition, arguing that Flamengo's squad was big enough to field a team for the match.
The news means Thiago will also miss Spain's forthcoming international games, which see them play a friendly in Portugal on October 7, and UEFA Nations League games at home to Switzerland on September 10 and away to the Ukraine three days later. Enditem