The 48-year-old former Huddersfield manager is said to have lost the locker room. Reports speak of him as a weak communicator and that he had gradually lost his players' trust.
Newly-crowned US Open champion Dominic Thiem extended his winning streak to nine matches as the 2018 and 2019 Roland Garros finalist saw off American qualifier Jack Sock 6-1, 6-3, 7-6 (6) in two hours and 22 minutes.
Both are very much underdogs against Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir (Leipzig) and Real Madrid, Inter Milan, and Shakhtar Donetsk (Gladbach).
Evergrande had secured the top place of Group A before Sunday's match, while Dalian had dropped into the Final B.
Mexico will meet the Netherlands in Amsterdam on October 7 and Algeria in the Hague six days later.
Also on Thursday, Shandong dominated from start to end en route to a 101-51 rout of Daqing. Enditem
Earlier in the day Suarez scored twice and provided an assist on his Atletico Madrid debut, just four days after arriving from Barcelona as Atletico began their campaign with an impressive 6-1 victory at home to Granada.
In the 14th minute, Chongqing striker Feng Jin was knocked down by Shanghai defender Zhang Wei when he tried to make a breakthrough from the left side. Feng was rewarded with a penalty at first, but the referee decided to give Zhang a red card instead after checking the VAR.
Offering a seating capacity of 2,000 and a standing capacity of 8,000 to spectators, the National Sliding Center features the first bobsleigh, skeleton, luge tracks in China. Enditem
Since the other three Chinese (LPL) teams Suning, JD Gaming, Top Esports have already been categorized into A, B and D groups in advance, LGD will compete in Group C automatically according to the S10 regulation to avoid repetition of two teams from the same region.
Meanwhile left back Marcelo is also struggling with a back injury and Ferland Mendy will continue in defense.