Monchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl called his club's group exciting "as we face Europe's top dogs." Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann might face the biggest challenge to repeat his side's semifinal performance last season, with key figures Timo Werner and Patrik Schick having left the club. Enditem
Cedric Bakambu finished second with a stunning strike in the 27th minute after a goal was disallowed for offside in the opening time.
In the 85th minute, Feng fell to the ground again in the box after a close contact with Shanghai defender Shi Ke, but the referee did not give a penalty judging that Feng tripped himself.
Fernando doubled his tally with an unstoppable volley in the 74th minute. In stoppage time, Ba Dun finished his first goal in CSL this season and made it a 4-0 victory against Shijiazhuang.
To find new faces seems to be much more vital than to beat Dortmund and win this season's fifth title. Enditem
"I'm sure that the sports industry will play a more important role in the Chinese economy in the future." Enditem
Photo taken on Sept. 27, 2020 shows workers defrosting the track in the National Sliding Center in Yanqing Zone for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, Beijing, capital of China. Construction of the National Sliding Center in Yanqing of Beijing has seen big progress that it began ice-making on Sept. 18 and is estimated to finish at the end of the month before China's national team train in the National Sliding Center in early October. (Xinhua/Zhang Chenlin)
Failing to do the job could mean that 43-year-old board member Salihamidzic has not only upset coach Flick but could be in danger of coming under fire from Bayern's club leaders like Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Oliver Kahn. Enditem
Due to several in-house scandals, the club has lost the support of many of its loyal supporters.
The recent failure is nursing doubts about the club's strategy to gain sufficient success by signing talents using Dortmund as an intermediate station on their way to one of the continent's leading sides.
In the Uruguayan capital Montevideo, Penarol kept alive their hopes of progressing to the next stage, with a 3-0 win over Chile's visiting Colo-Colo.