3. Reality check for Valencia while Aspas marches on
In 1979, Bayern Munich players refused to accept Max Merkel as their new coach and threatened to go on strike.
Chelsea were the summer's big spenders and the game was a big test of both their and Liverpool's title credentials, but things swung dramatically Liverpool's way as Andreas Christensen was sent off for pulling Mane back when he was through on goal in the first half injury time.
Adrian scored his second and third in the 72nd minute and in stoppage time respectively, helping Chongqing to seal the victory.
Yu Jingyao from Beijing and world champion Fu Yuanhui had the same trouble as Yu.
Zidane's men controlled most of the ball in the first half, but it was a sterile domination with their only clear chance coming thanks to Karim Benzema after an error by home keeper Alex Remiro. At the other end, Thibaut Courtois produced a fine save to deny Alexander Isak.
As the match seemed headed for a goalless draw in the second half, Van Bronckhorst's side broke the deadlock in the 92nd minute with a cross from right-back Tang Miao, helping substitute Ye to score the winning goal.
Napoli also got their new season off to a good start as the Coppa Italia holder dominated Parma 2-0 with Dries Mertens and Lorenzo Insigne on target.
Beer Sheva now face Czech side Viktoria Plzen in a single-leg match to be played in Israel on October 1, with the winners entering the competition's group stage. Enditem
Aston Villa also had goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez to thank for a first half penalty save to deny John Lundstrum when the scores were still level.
"We will be announcing a new rival on the same date as soon as possible," the entity said in a separate statement.