Two newly-promoted sides weren't as fortunate as Qingdao Huanghai and Shijiazhuang Ever Bright need to fight against relegation, along side Tianjin Teda.
Meanwhile left back Marcelo is also struggling with a back injury and Ferland Mendy will continue in defense.
"I really wanted to give an effort here. It's my Achilles that didn't have enough to properly heal after the Open. I was able to get it somewhat better, but just looking long-term in this tournament, will I be able to get through enough matches? For me, I don't think I could," said the three-time Roland Garros winner.
German record international Lothar Matthaeus recommended Hoffenheim striker Andre Kramaric. The 29-year-old Croatian forward has scored two goals when his side crushed the Bavarians last weekend.
The Championship League has been expanded to a full World Snooker Tour ranking event this season, featuring 128 players in three stages over 21 days.
The women will also have a strong Ethiopian presentation including Azmera Abreha, Ruti Aga, Birhane Dibaba, Mare Dibaba, Tigist Girma and Zeinaba Yimer, all the women have run the 42km race under 2:20. Enditem
The other two German participants - RB Leipzig and Borussia Monchengladbach - have harder tasks in Groups F and B respectively.
PARIS, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- No. 6 seed Serena Williams was forced to pull out of the French Open ahead of her second-round match against Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova on Wednesday because of an Achilles injury.
Fernando Lucas Martins bagged a brace in Beijing Guoan's victory over Shijiazhuang Ever Bright, while Tianjin Teda are still waiting for a win after 14 rounds in the 14th round of the CSL.
Dortmund continued on the front foot and controlled possession but Augsburg's well-positioned defense defused most attacks in the midfield.
Defending champions Paris Saint-Germain will travel to play Stade Reims on Sunday, with both Neymar and Kylian Mbappe available for Thomas Tuchel's side for the first time this season. Enditem