Comments of team leaders indicate growing unrest in a squad that seems to fear their ambitions could be disappointed when trying to repeat some of last season's success after winning the treble.
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.
Everton made it three wins from three games after Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison's penalty, given by the VAR for handball, gave them a 2-1 win away to Crystal Palace
A series of ethnic Mongolian sports activities, including horse lassoing on snow, horse training, camel racing and Mongolian chess will be held during the Naadam festival.
Real Madrid confirmed with a communique on their official website on Wednesday that the Belgian international has suffered "a muscle injury in his right leg."
Eleven Shandong players scored. Cao Junwei nailed three 3-pointers to post a game-high 18 points. Yang Hengyu and Wang Yingzhu each collected 16 points.
It didn't take too long for the former Inter Milan forward to add another as he slotted home in the 62nd minute after receiving Mbappe's fine cross.
More setbacks could well affect the entire season and increase the pressure on coach Lucien Favre at an early stage.
Despite a difficult day, Hamilton retains the lead in the drivers' championship with 205 points, though Bottas has closed the gap and now sits second with 161 points, with Verstappen third on 128 points.
Guardiola fielded new signing Nathan Ake and youngster Eric Garcia, neither of whom is six feet tall.
Ye's teammate Yu Yiting won the title in the final in 4:42.12s, Zhang Yifan from Hebei, got the silver and Yin Jiahe, also from Zhejiang, took third place.