Meanwhile, the 2-0 defeat against underdogs FC Augsburg showed that Dortmund hasn't solved the problems that have accompanied the side over recent years.
"We faced a team that attacked with many players and it was a different match compared to the one against Sampdoria. We wanted to keep the line tight, put pressure on the central players and exploit the one-on-one in attack, but we weren't always able to find solutions, after all we were playing against a solid team and we knew we would have difficulties," said Pirlo.
Angel's first goal was an overhead kick which was originally ruled out for offside, but reinstated after the referee consulted the VAR.
The 2020 German Supercup final is developing into a vital do-or-die game.
"LGD caught a lot of attention. Though they had problems at the beginning, they know how to adjust themselves. The other three teams all have experienced coaches and managers. I think they will be in best condition for the following games," said Jin Yibo, co-CEO of Tencent Sports. Enditem
"It's a bit cold tonight, I didn't get used to the field and the weather. I gradually adjusted myself and did better than I usually do," Song added.
But there still is a long way to go for Chinese players. On the statistical front, foreign players occupied all the spots in the top 10 highest goal scorers, with Guoan striker Bakambu equalling Hebei China Fortune's Marcos as top scorer on 11 goals apiece.
File photo taken on Aug. 31, 2020 shows that the torches for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Torch Relay are on display at Japan Olympic Museum in Tokyo, Japan. The route and schedule of the torch relay for the postponed Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games will remain as originally planned, the Tokyo 2020 organizers announced on Sept. 28, 2020. (Xinhua/Du Xiaoyi)
Also on Tuesday, men's seventh seed Matteo Berrettini of Italy cruised to a 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 victory over Canadian Vasek Pospisi.
Unai opened the scoring with a carefully placed shot following a swift break in the 40th minute and, although Kike Garcia equalized for Eibar three minutes into the second half, the midfielder popped up again to finish the best move of the game three minutes from time to deservedly send the points back to Bilbao.
TEHRAN, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Iranian side Persepolis edged past Qatar's Al Sadd 1-0 on Sunday to book a place in the 2020 AFC Champions League quarter-finals.