In Thursday's only other fixture, Ecuador's Delfin won 3-0 at home to Defensa y Justicia. Enditem
With the result, Hoffenheim capture the top spot with two wins from two games whereas Bayern Munich slip to the 7th position after suffering their first loss in 2020.
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh from Thailand won the other group on Saturday.
Manuel Neuer tried to play down the unrest by saying: "We know what we are facing this season. We shouldn't speak about our tiredness but accept it."
Roma, Paris Saint-Germain, Ajax, Bayern Munich and Wolverhampton Wanderers have also been linked with the attacker.
Chelsea showed both defensive frailty and fighting spirit as they fought back from 3-0 down away to West Brom to claim a 3-3 draw.
"We are convinced that Manuel Baum, as a person and coach, is a very good fit for Schalke. At this point, we would like to thank the German FA in particular," Schalke sporting director Jochen Schneider said.
As rumors speak of Bayern having lost the race for their main right-back target Sergino Dest (Ajax) against Barcelona due to a better offer from the Spaniards, tensions have increased around the reigning German champions.
Fernando opened the scoring for Guoan in the 17th minute, as he sent Zhang Yuning's pinpoint through ball into the top-left corner.
Jaloliddin Masharipov (2nd L) of Pakhtakor react after receiving a red card from the Jordanian referee Adham Makhadmeh during the AFC Champions League quarter-final match between Pakhtakor of Uzbekistan and Persepolis FC of Iran at Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha, capital of Qatar, Sept. 30, 2020. Persepolis FC won 2-0. (Photo by Nikku/Xinhua)
"To be honest, we've all been physically and mentally exhausted for more than 70 days, I think every player here is a hero," said Shandong Luneng coach Li Xiaopeng.