Josip Brekalo managed to score an equalizer in the 56th minute, but Dayot Upamecano's header and Olivier Giroud's penalty secured the win for the hosts.
Awaiting him in the next round is 20th seed Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain.
LONDON, Sep. 7 (Xinhua) -- Everton have confirmed the signing of Colombian midfielder James Rodriguez from Real Madrid for 20 million pounds (26 million U.S. dollars).
"We are already working hard to achieve our goal of going to Qatar. It's a challenge that affects all of Ecuador. We know it's not going to be easy and we're focused on giving everything we've got."
"Ensuring a safe return to international table tennis has been our utmost priority ever since the pandemic broke out. We have managed to get events back up and running before the end of 2020," ITTF president Thomas Weikert said. Enditem
In the other matches on Monday, Anhui defeated Jiangsu 3-2, while title favorites Qingdao Renzhou and Ruichang Biyuan both extended their winning streak by beating Hunan Hualai 4-1 and Xiamen Tefang 4-1 respectively.
Two 1-1 draws against Spain and Switzerland showed that time might be running out, as no more than nine months are left complete the rejuvenation of the German team, including a new approach on the pitch.
Rodriguez moved to Madrid from French side AS Monaco in 2014 after claiming the FIFA World Cup Golden Boot with his six goals at that year's competition in Brazil. He also spent two years on loan to German giants Bayern Munich from 2017 to 2019.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- World number 77 Sorana Cirstea of Romania produced a sparkling performance to come from behind and beat No. 9 seed Johanna Konta of Britain 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 in almost three hours to move into third round of the US Open on Thursday.
In his video, despite saying "unhappy", Messi explained he would see out the last year of his deal because he would "never go to court" against the club. Enditem
Joining them on the list are Japanese Harimoto Tomokazu and Niwa Koki, and Timo Boll from Germany.