Nathan Ake has been brought in to give more options at the back, but Guardiola's plans have been somewhat frustrated by new Spain international Eric Garcia's refusal to sign a new contract, and he could be Barcelona bound, while John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi are not reliable enough over a long season.
"Icardi, Marquinhos and Mbappe are absentees. All the others are in the squad," Tuchel said in a pre-match conference on Saturday before the challenge against last year's Ligue 1 runners-up.
Jena grew into the game as the clock ticked and created a chance of their own with 21 minutes gone as Maximilian Oesterhelweg tested Bremen's goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Tianjin Teda fell into the relegation playoffs in the Chinese Super League (CSL) after a 2-0 defeat to Beijing Guoan here on Thursday, while Shanghai SIPG beat Qingdao Huanghai 2-1 after a rain-delayed start.
Unless they can seal the return of Javi Martinez from Bayern Munich, Athletic Club Bilbao will also rely on youngsters such as Jon Morcillo and Unai Vencedor and, like their neighbors, will also hope to challenge for Europe, along with Getafe, who missed out last season after fading in the final weeks.
As the participants have not taken football training in the first half of the year, all of them are excited at taking part in the tournament and have prepared for nearly two months before it gets started.
Elsewhere, Bayer Leverkusen cruised into the next round as Nadiem Amiri's brace rounded off the 7-0 goal fest against Eintracht Norderstedt.
But with four minutes to go into stoppage time in the second half, Shenhua equalized when centre-back Bi Jinhao took scoring chance from very close range. Enditem
Henan Jianye ranked at the bottom among the eight teams in group A with only one win and three draws after 10 rounds.
In terms of the title race, reigning champions Real Madrid will be confident of defending their crown - not because they look any stronger than they did last season, but because main rivals, FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid (at the moment at least) look weaker.
Sunday kicked off with Christian Tello's 94th minute goal giving Manuel Pellegrini a win in his debut as Betis coach and to ensure Pablo Machin begins his spell in charge at Alaves with a defeat.