"We had an excellent first half, it's a pity we didn't end the game right away, we dropped physically in the second half and we knew that they were aiming for breakaways, but we were good at controlling them," Pirlo said after the match.
There have been several instances of players challenging a Bundesliga club in such a manner in recent years. Ousmane Dembele and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang both went on strike to force Borussia Dortmund to allow their transfers to Barcelona and Arsenal respectively.
Meanwhile, Real Betis has started the season with two wins from two games and looks a lot tougher under former Real Madrid and Manchester City coach Manuel Pellegrini than under Joan Ferrer 'Rubi' last season.
Philippe Coutinho also has a lot to prove after his loan spell at Bayern, while questions remain over what style of play Koeman will look to impose.
Local cyclists prevailed in all categories, with Liang Shizhong and Huang Shihai winning the men's title in 14:02:17, Che Ruirui and Chen Hongyu taking the women's title in 16:45:04, and Song Hanbing and He Huaisong triumphing in the mixed category in 16:02:34.
Dominic Calvert-Lewis hit a hat-trick as Everton also made it two wins from two games with a 5-2 thrashing of newly promoted West Brom, who have now lost twice and conceded eight times on their return to the top-flight.
The world 10,000m bronze medalist Agnes Tirop of Kenya will also spice up the 3,000m event.
Kulusevski put Juve in charge in the first half, while Leonardo Bonucci and Ronaldo sealed matters after the break.
The race also featured an outdoor mountain track that took in several scenic spots across four different cities in Gansu. Enditem
FIFA president Gianni Infantino, in a letter to the FA here Tuesday obtained by Xinhua, underlined his support for the footballers who lost their lives and the injured in the tragic accident.
It looked as if it was going to be a stroll for Liverpool, who were in total control and brought Thiago Alcantara on for his debut. The new signing from Bayern Munich was then guilty of a needless foul on Timo Werner to give Jorginho the chance to level from the spot, only for Allisson to save his tame spot kick.