Luo, 20, defeated Billy Castle 3-1 and swept Jamie Wilson 3-0 before locking horn with world number five Mark Allen in his last group match. A draw was enough for the Chinese youngster to book a place in the second stage as the group winner.
"It's obviously an honor to play at the center court, playing against David, he is a great player. I know him very well, we're good friends, so it's not easy."
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
Meanwhile left back Marcelo is also struggling with a back injury and Ferland Mendy will continue in defense.
Former Schalke player Naldo will also join the coaching staff.
In case of infections within club ranks, clubs must ensure at least a 13-man squad to compete in games.
Both are very much underdogs against Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir (Leipzig) and Real Madrid, Inter Milan, and Shakhtar Donetsk (Gladbach).
But overheated discussions about the future of the 55-year-old and the club's risky cost-saving policy might deliver some glimpses into the Bavarians agitated mood ahead of the German Supercup against Borussia Dortmund this Wednesday evening.
"I always thought that one year it has to come. Especially when I won against such great players, I have big respect for both of them. I never played against Vika before. I watch her many times in the TV, even when I was not on the tour. When I was younger, I watched many of her matches," added the 26-year-old.
Before moving to the NBA, Bender played one season for Maccabi, helping the club to win the Israeli State Cup.
PARIS, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- World No. 1 Novak Djokovic on Saturday discussed his disqualification from this month's US Open and vowed not to make such a mistake again.