Dortmund responded with furious attacks but Gikiewicz was alert enough to keep out promising chances from Thomas Meunier and Erling Haaland before the break.
Mendilibar lost several key players, such as Fabio Orellana, Charles and Escalante over the summer, while Ivan Ramis retired, and so far adequate replacements haven't arrived leaving the squad weaker than the one which struggled last season.
Olimpia is the most successful club in Paraguayan football, having won the country's first division title a record 44 times and the Copa Libertadores three times. Enditem
Dortmund started an onslaught on Augsburg's goal but Gikiewicz staged a faultless performance and drove the visitors to desperation with his saves in the closing stages.
"A coach needs to convince players with his expertise and not by only being the boss," Baum said.
The club, which has the most outstanding talents in European football, seems to be falling back into old behavior patterns despite their claim to outpace Bayern in the Bundesliga.
Playing in place of the injured striker Kim Shin-Wook, substitute Bi Jinhao seized the opportunity with a close-range shot in the 25th minute and added a second goal on 41 minutes to ensure Shenhua on course grasping the last spot to race for championship.
Roma, Paris Saint-Germain, Ajax, Bayern Munich and Wolverhampton Wanderers have also been linked with the attacker.
Zhang had just broke the national record in the preliminary final on Sunday night in a time of 52.90 seconds. She led in the first 50 meters in the final, but Yang raced ahead of her in the last moment.
The 54-year-old Kotani, who won bronze in the solo and duet events at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, will act as the "voice of the athletes," in the overall management of the games. She will also coordinate with the International Olympic Committee and international sports federations.
Following reigning world champion Liu Shiwen's withdrawal due to an injury, her compatriot and current world No. 1 Chen Meng enters the action and expects a tough challenge from the closest rival Mima Ito from Japan.