"They managed to escape our pressing for over an hour," striker Thomas Mueller said. His statements indirectly back Flick's claim to get a right-back, a number 10 as a successor of the ball-machine Thiago and an additional winger.
Valencia drew level when Maxi Gomez scored an impressive goal in the first minute of the second half following a pass from Daniel Wass but Aspas had the final word with a dipping free kick in the 57th minute.
"We have played very well in the whole first phase. The next thing is to recover and keep in good form to face the second phase matches," said SIPG captain Hulk.
The 23-year-old broke the deadlock in the 74th minute by thumping in a long-range effort after combining with Darlan Mendes.
Artists from across China were allowed to put their paper-cutting works on show. During Sunday night, a concert that was accompanied by a light display was held to perform some Beijing 2022 promotional musics on the Great Wall.
The match will be played at Defensores del Chaco stadium in Asuncion on October 8, kicking off at 7:30pm local time, the entity said in a statement on its official website.
The world and Olympic 3,000m steeplechase champion Kipruto, who missed the opening leg of Diamond League series in Monaco in August after testing positive for COVID-19, will return to action after shaking off the virus.
Julian Nagelsmann's men gained momentum and doubled their advantage only four minutes later when Dani Olmo had sufficient space at the edge of the box and chipped the ball into the path of Poulsen, who headed the ball over Zentner.
Jiangsu had slight advantage from the very beginning and moved towards winning the first set gradually and steadily.
Yet, the fourth set became Jiangsu's one-sided show again as Gong Xiangyu made six kills and one block.
In the women's singles, Serena Williams is eyeing her 24th major to equal Margaret Court's long-standing record. She will encounter with fellow American Kristie Ahn, whom she also played with in the US Open first round earlier this month.