Mendilibar lost several key players, such as Fabio Orellana, Charles and Escalante over the summer, while Ivan Ramis retired, and so far adequate replacements haven't arrived leaving the squad weaker than the one which struggled last season.
"We kept Bayern at distance and finished off our fast breaks. Moreover, we fought as a team on the pitch. This is why we won today," Hoffenheim goalkeeper Oliver Baumann said.
Speaking to the press ahead of Barca's La Liga trip to play Celta Vigo, the new Barca coach confirmed that the 19-year-old was in Barcelona.
Pironkova, 33, who returned to the Tour at the US Open after three years' absense and made an impressive run to the quarterfinals, received a walkover to the third round in Paris.
Ramos chipped the ball into the middle of the Betis goal to give his side their first win of the season and end Betis' winning start to the campaign.
Sergio Ramos won the game for Madrid with an 82nd minute penalty again awarded by VAR after Marc Bartra was adjudged to have handled a ball from Borja Mayoral, although nobody had appealed for the foul.
Jiangsu won their sixth straight game and advanced as the pace-setter in group A.
Atalanta claimed a one-sided win against Lazio, as Papu Gomez took the stage with a brace, helping the Dea enjoy a 4-1 victory.
It seemed Liaoning would dominate the game again as they grabbed seven points in a row in the opening stage of the second set. However, Zhejiang then strengthened their blocking and gradually narrowed Liaoning's lead.
"Once I was in clean air I felt that the pace was pretty awesome and that I could control everything," said Bottas, who also took home the bonus point for fastest lap.
BERLIN, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Ahead of the German Supercup this Wednesday, the country' football giants appear at first glance to be stuck in a tricky situation.