"It's a completely different match and a completely different scenario, a completely different moment. She was doing so well, she was being so aggressive, and I knew I needed to do the same thing," Sakkari said.
Franco put the hosts ahead in the 35th minute by chipping a shot over goalkeeper Tiago Volpi after collecting Jair Rodrigues's through ball.
But things didn't go as organisers may have expected.
Rodriguinho had given Bahia the lead at Internacional's Beira-Rio stadium when he cut onto his left foot and slotted a low shot into the bottom left corner.
"Our development will not be redirected. It is just a strategic adjustment based on reality. We will continue to hand the best services to our fans and partners," it added. Enditem
The Bayern defender refers to the fact that most of Germany's new faces have known each other for many years, having played in the same club or Germany's youth teams.
Israel came into the match following a solid 1-1 draw in Scotland last week, but it was Slovakia who scored first in the 14th minute, when Michal Duris slotted home after receiving Matus Bero's pass.
In the 69th minute, the Shenzhen side got another scoring opportunity. However, Harold Preciado's close-range shot was saved by Shenhua goalkeeper Zeng Cheng, and then John Mary's follow-up header hit the woodwork once again.
Thursday saw some rumors in the press that the player was considering a U-turn to see out the remaining year of his contract, but Jorge Messi's communique implies there is no climb-down from the family.
The last minutes of the first half witnessed the prowess of Saba. The Israeli striker added an open goal in the 39th minute, then delivered a precise cross for Ye Chugui six minutes later, helping the Guangzhou side lead 3-1.
"But we are optimistic because we know we can do it because we have a fantastic partnership with Tokyo and an equally strong partnership with Beijing," he added.