Once again Leeds equalized in what was turning into a hugely entertaining game, as Patrick Bamford slammed in a right foot shot on the half-hour, but just three minutes later Salah' second goal of the match made it 3-2.
As the match moved deep into the fifth set, it became more about mental fortitude than technical skill. Zverev fought through nerves by moving forward and was rewarded by breaking Thiem at 4-3 with an aggressive forehand.
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In the second set, Zverev was still the one that called the shots, storming to a 5-1 lead after breaking twice. Thiem broke back once, but the German held his own serve to take the set 6-4.
In the 28th minute, Harold Preciado's header was saved by Jianye's goalkeeper Wang Guoming, but Gao Lin knocked on the rebound to extend the lead to 3-0.
"I started taking the ball much earlier. I started taking the ball more on the rise. I started giving myself the chance to be the one that is aggressive," Zverev added. "I think in the first few sets, Pablo was the one dictating much more than I did. This is how the match slowly turned around."
The top flight club continued on the front foot but failed to put the result beyond doubt ahead of time, as Leonardo Bittencourt and Selke wasted promising opportunities.
However, first Gabriel Paulista and then Maxi Gomez levelled the scores and two goals late in the second half from Manu Vallejo gave Valencia a win that will help raise morale around the Mestalla Stadium.
R&F ran riot in the dying minutes as new sign Song Wenjie forced Ji Xiang to score an own goal in the 88th minute, four minutes before Chang Feiya scored the leveler with a volley.
The progression into the next round was a stiff piece of work for Eintracht Frankfurt, who sewed up a hard earned 2-1 victory over third division club 1860 Munich.