The third goal took the wind out of Mainz' sails as Zentner had his hands full of work. Dani Olmo should have made it 4-1 but Zentner denied him at the hour mark.
Dunajska Streda became the only Slovak football club to continue its journey in any European club competition after defeating the fourth placed team of the last season of the Czech Fortuna Liga FK Jablonec despite trailing twice and forcing the attractive game into overtime.
With Javi Martinez and Jerome Boateng as possible departure candidates, until the transfer window is closed on October 5, Flick demands replacements.
The 46-year-old talked about the efforts to, in the future, find talented young Chinese players to join the club in the Rhine-Ruhr-region.
Kurt Zouma completed the scoring on 66 minutes, as his low shot from a corner was deflected past the unfortunate Ryan.
"We had more rest time than other teams. This will benefit us for the match against Al Shorta," Namjoo Motlagh was quoted as saying.
Although Madrid did substitute that league game with a friendly against Getafe, which they won 6-0, that remains their only match ahead of the new season, making it hard to draw conclusions over the match fitness of Zidane's men.
While Thiago won the 2020 treble with Bayern aside of seven national titles, Alaba has been part of the 2013 and 2020 treble-winning side next to nine league titles. Enditem
Jota has agreed to a five-year deal with Liverpool and the move is likely to be completed as soon as the 23-year-old completes his medical check.
Despite several setbacks over the past few months, the 25-year-old is optimistic about turning things around wearing the shirt of Schalke 04, when facing 2020 treble-winning Bayern Munich in the 2020/2021 Bundesliga season opener this Friday evening.
The forward recommends a 'one game at a time' policy for the struggling Royal Blues.