Considering Borussia's crash happening as early as on season matchday 2, a defeat against Bayern might cause further trouble.
Luneng will face Beijing Guoan in a two-legged knockout round next stage.
Bayern looked more active but wasn't able to create clear-cut chances against a well-positioned Hoffenheim defence.
Midfielder Tony Kroos was confirmed to have torn his left gluteus maximum muscle on Monday and will miss Wednesday's game and the following weekend's trip to face Levante in Valencia.
MADRID, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- FC Barcelona enjoyed a comfortable 4-0 win at home to Villarreal to give Ronald Koeman a winning start to his reign as coach in a game where 18-year-old Ansu Fati once again showed he is the natural successor to Leo Messi.
More setbacks could well affect the entire season and increase the pressure on coach Lucien Favre at an early stage.
Julen Lopetegui's side who were slightly unlucky to lose to Bayern Munich in the European Supercup in midweek, fell behind to Salvi Sanchez's opener for the recently promoted side, but hit back strongly in the last 25 minutes to take all three points thanks to goals from Luuk de Jong, Munir and Ivan Rakitic (another player to leave Barca this summer).
The former amateur midfielder proved its qualities when it comes to long-term development measures when leading the TSG Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig from the lower leagues to the Bundesliga. A similar supervising position seems an option at Schalke.
The shortlist for the Best Player award was selected by a jury comprising the 80 coaches of the teams that took part in the group stages of the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, along with 55 journalists selected by the European Sports Media group, one from each of UEFA's member associations.
Jiangsu won their sixth straight game and advanced as the pace-setter in group A.
Despite a large deficit, Ji never winced and constantly attacked the basket. But boasting a balanced offense, Shandong didn't let the win slip away from their hands. With a 77-39 advantage heading into the final frame, Shandong killed any suspense about the result.