The recent failure is nursing doubts about the club's strategy to gain sufficient success by signing talents using Dortmund as an intermediate station on their way to one of the continent's leading sides.
Salihamidzic seems to be facing a Herculean challenge to not only find a back-up for spearhead Lewandowski, an additional midfielder and a suitable full-back.
"We are exhausted," the 32-year-old Pole said after the Bavarian lost 4-1 in Hoffenheim.
As few as only six days remain for the Bavarian's sports-director to satisfy Flick's demands to fill up the gaps and provide satisfying answers.
"The Tokyo Olympics were postponed, and this is good for me. Now I have more time to prepare and will try to show my best in the Olympics," she said.
"It is not only the name that will change as the AFC, in line with our vision and mission, will continue to enhance and invest in all our competitions to provide the best platform for Asia's talents at all levels in the coming years," he said.
British-born defender Jiang Guangtai, whose English name is Tyias Browning and Brazilian-born striker Fei Nanduo, Fernando, both play for Guangzhou Evergrande. The Chinese Super League defending champions have six players called up to the national team.
Serge Gnabry (L) of Munich reacts during a German Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Munich and TSG Hoffenheim in Hoffenheim, Germany, Sept. 27, 2020. (Xinhua)
The ITTF added that the player lists may still change due to current situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Enditem
Dubbed #RESTART, the series will witness a return of international table tennis events after several months of suspended activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
There was a hint that the ball could have brushed Jota's arm, but the goal was allowed to stand and Liverpool now have three wins from their first three games of the season.