To survive the club's crisis, Schalke turned to wage cuts, part-time work for employees, and a 30 to 40-million-euro loan from the federal state of North-Rhine Westphalia.
Nouri has been without a team since parting company with Hertha BSC in April.
Suarez was not included in the squad for the game and the first question Koeman had to field from Catalan TV network, TV3 was about the striker as the Uruguayan continues to train apart from the rest of the squad ahead of a possible transfer.
The previous best outdoor pole vault performance of 6.14m was set by Ukrainian legend Sergey Bubka in 1994, which had stayed untouched for 26 years.
Many fans meanwhile hope Matthaeus is wrong and the new season is going to end after a fierce battle. Looking at the Blacks and Yellows unlimited pool of exceptional talents, coach Lucien Favre seems to be able to play a fluid and attacking football.
Many Chinese netizens also showed understanding towards Lin's decision, while also speculating on his next move.
The 33-year-old Serb now faces a semifinal against Casper Ruud of Norway, who beat fourth seed Matteo Berrettini of Italy 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5).
In the opening game, the Viola scored the winner in the 78th minute as Gaetano Castrovilli tapped in from Federico Chiesa's assist.
Both sides were positive from the start, with both Uzbek and Saudi league champions looking to gain further ground on Shabab Al-Ahli and Shahr Khodro FC, the former having narrowly beaten the latter 1-0 in Monday's early Group B game.
Surprise absentees in Scaloni's squad were Paris Saint-Germain forwards Angel Di Maria and Mauro Icardi as well as Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero.
To be the first to win the national double a third consecuitive time in the league's history might be a driving thought for the titleholder.