Behind the scene, insiders report huge expectations regarding Salihamidzic's ability to solve the problem within the next week.
The result left Flamengo, the reigning Brazilian and South American champions, sixth in the 20-team league standings with 18 points from 11 matches. Palmeiras are fourth with 19 points.
The 16 teams were divided into two groups this season, with the top four teams in each group moving into Final A for the championship race while the bottom four falling into Final B for the 9th to the 16th places.
Neuer became goalkeeper of the year, fellow Bayern player Joshua Kimmich was chosen as best defender, while De Bruyne won the prize for the best midfielder. Enditem
The first set saw the two sides trade the lead until Shanghai's Zhang Yichan made a block helping shanghai edge out to take the set.
"Never give up. It's a good day. It's nice to get another win as it's been a while and I now need to keep the momentum going," added the Finn, who has generally struggled to match Hamilton's pace this year.
The 12-time champion also improved his record at Roland Garros to 95-2 with this win.
He then showed his goal scoring instincts remain completely intact by nodding home Atletico's fifth goal before then adding a sixth from close range in a 25 minute cameo which implies that if Barca wanted him out, it wasn't just for footballing reasons.
Celta held Barca to a 2-2 draw last season, with Iago Aspas netting a late equalizer and the now departed Luis Suarez scoring twice for Barca, so Thursday will be an indication as to how the two teams have evolved in the last three months.
James Maddison and Youri Tielemens also scored for Leicester with Nathan Ake scoring an 84th minute goal for the home side, who were without Aymeric Laporte and in Ake and Eric Garcia played two central defenders each below six feet in height.
Naldo recently spoke about the team's leadership problem. "I didn't see a Schalke team on the pitch as we know it. It needs someone making the decisions and pointing the way for the others to follow," the former central defender commented.