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.
Gilvan Correa pulled a late goal back for the hosts with a stoppage-time header following an Everton Felipe corner.
Atletico Mineiro, who are managed by former Argentina and Chile boss Jorge Sampaoli, now have 21 points from 10 matches, one point ahead of second-placed Internacional, who have a game in hand.
"My buddy, I always believe you, support you and love you," Beijing teammate and Chinese international Zhai Xiaochuan wrote.
Fans can't wait for Erling Haaland, Jude Bellingham, Jadon Sancho, Real loanee Reinier, Giovanni Reyna and wonderboy Youssoufa Moukoko to get the engine running at full speed.
Zaha's solitary goal a week ago gave Palace a 1-0 win at home to Southampton, and he was on target twice more to produce the surprise of the weekend.
Abdou Diallo was sent off for a second yellow cards after 65 minutes and Juan Bernat limped off the pitch in the 85th minute, which forced Tuchel's side to have to play with nine men for the last 10 minutes.
During Iran's Hazfi Cup final match between Tractor and Esteghlal earlier this month, Elhami got involved in a controversial moment by protesting the referee's performance.
James Rodriguez then put Everton in front, shortly before receiving a hand in the face from West Brom defender Kieran Gibbs, who was sent off for his trouble.
The other match in Group A between Al-Wahda of the United Arab Emirates and Iran's Esteghlal FC was abandoned.
The 33-year-old point guard from the United States published a post on his personal social media account on Friday, which has been criticized for insulting Chinese women.