The title is the 27-year-old Thiem's first Grand Slam trophy after three previous defeats in finals of tennis majors.
"Before that, we had a situation with a spit from Di Maria," the Portuguese coach added.
The "BVB" smoothed the way for their win with three first-half goals, while Dominic Volkmer's red card before half-time left Duisburg hopeless.
Fabio Cannavaro's Guangzhou Evergrande stay atop the table with 25 points, seven points clear of Jiangsu Suning.
The Chinese Football Association (CFA) announced on August 26 that the 2020 China League One season will kick off on September 12.
Two-time Grand Slam winner Azarenka seemed headed for an agonizing loss after being hammered 6-1 by Williams in the first set, but the 31-year-old turned the tide, raising up her level and reducing the unforced errors before securing the 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Former world number one Victoria Azarenka of Belarus rallied to beat 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams of the United States in the US Open on Thursday to reach her first Grand Slam final since 2013, where she will play 2018 champion Naomi Osaka.
Osaka broke in the fourth game of the third set to take a comfortable 3-1 lead. In the next game, Azarenka blew a golden opportunity to get back into the match, wasting all three break points as Osaka recovered from 0-40 down to hold for a 4-1 lead.
HAIKOU, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Guo Jing won the women's title at the Glider event for the 2020 Tour Hainan Island Flight Contest here on Wednesday.
Luneng were on a three-game winless run before Sunday's game while Evergrande dominated Group A, despite losing to Luneng 1-0 in the first leg, their only defeat this season.
CFA stated that all violations of the "Chinese Football Association Disciplinary Guidelines" will be punished strictly. It is hoped that all clubs, officials, and players can jointly maintain the order of the game and the hard-won football development environment.