Both sides continued to exchange attacks after Leroy Sane unleashed a hammer on target to force De Gea into action once again six minutes later.
The success of clubs and coaches strengthens the Bundesliga's position in European football, against the English Premier League, Spain's La Liga, the Italian Serie A, and France's Ligue 1.
"In the end it got too dark to go for 6.15 meters and I felt it was unsafe to continue any further," said the world silver medalist. "I felt I was in the zone. But you have to be prudent."
The hosts added their third goal when Daniel Sampaio latched onto Marco Antonio's pass to slot home in stoppage time.
Other clubs are expected to follow.
"I was really focused each game and each point. Especially against top players, one point can make the difference. So I had to stay very calm and keep going," the world number 50 added.
PP Sports, owned by Chinese retail giant Suning Group, had signed a three-year deal with Premier League in 2016. The broadcaster has reportedly withheld a payment of 160 million pounds rights fees which were due to happen in March.
Duan Liuyu sent a long-distance shot off the cross-bar in the 45th minute, while Marouane Fellaini saw his header hit the post in frustration in the 61st minute. Enditem
"I have to explain my philosophy to my players, but it is not possible without playing football. This is a key issue that needs to be taken into consideration," Skocic said.
To coach in Germany's top three leagues, one must obtain a football coaching licence, and the country has a strict and selective education system, he explained: "Each year, only 24 or 25 applicants are accepted at the only education venue, the Hennes-Weisweiler Academy in Cologne."
"These are needless deaths. Needless. We should be similar to most countries on the planet, and yet, we are an embarrassment, and a tragic embarrassment," Lurie added.