"We have to look at what we are missing in the squad: we know that the club has economic problems, like every club, but there are one or two positions in the team where we have to improve. We are working to have another option at '9' and the club is working the maximum to sign one," added the coach.
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
Moises Lima Magalhaes of Luneng could have netted the winner in the 83rd minute, but his powerful long shot was denied by the left bar after hitting Zhang Jinliang of R&F.
Suzhou, who had scored only three goals in their previous five matches, took an early lead as Li Zhi converted a penalty in the 16th minute.
One player who is likely to miss out however, is striker Luka Jovic. The Serb was given a chance to show what he can do at the weekend, but produced another disappointing display (although he did provoke a red card for Betis defender Emerson). Everything points to Jovic being loaned out before the end of the season with Borja Mayoral remaining as backup to Karim Benzema.
Fernando opened the scoring for Guoan in the 17th minute, as he sent Zhang Yuning's pinpoint through ball into the top-left corner.
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.
The single-leg match was played behind closed doors in the central city of Petah Tikva, after Beer Sheva's Turner stadium in southern Israel was closed in June due to structural concerns.
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.
FIFA and African governing body CAF had earlier sent condolences to the Ghana Football Association and the bereaved families. Enditem
"To make things easier I told the players yesterday [Wednesday] that this was the right way to go," he added, suggesting the decision was of his own volition.