In group D, the two matches ended with lopsided results as Al Nassr defeated Sepahan FC 2-0 and Al Sadd SC overcame Al Ain FC 4-0.
Eight minutes later, things went from bad to worse for Duisburg as Volkmer felled Erling Haaland as the last man to receive his marching orders.
In the opening round of CONMEBOL qualifiers, Colombia host Venezuela, Uruguay are home to Chile, Bolivia visit Brazil, Paraguay welcome Peru and Ecuador travel to Argentina. Enditem
The top tier of England soccer terminated their cooperation with PP Sports on September 3. The EPL still has no broadcast solutions for Chinese fans.
In Group G's other match, Al-Ain FC and Al-Sadd SC shared the points in a thrilling 3-3 draw. Enditem
The club has splashed cash on 12 new players in the current transfer window including foreigners; Uganda international Tito Okello, Cameroonian midfielder Bertrand Ngafei and Malawian midfielder Andrew Malisero.
Fresh from his early goal, Salah looked in fine form, and added his second and Liverpool's third when he crashed an unstoppable half-volley past Illan Meslier in the Leeds goal to make it 3-2 to the champions at half-time.
Alaba's management and father are accused of spreading lies about the central after former Bayern president Uli Hoeness called Alaba's agent Pini Zahavi, a "mercenary piranha."
Many fans meanwhile hope Matthaeus is wrong and the new season is going to end after a fierce battle. Looking at the Blacks and Yellows unlimited pool of exceptional talents, coach Lucien Favre seems to be able to play a fluid and attacking football.
Alcantara will be only Liverpool's second signing of the summer after the arrival of left-back Kostas Tsimikas, who will provide backup to Andy Robertson, even though other sides, such as Liverpool's weekend rivals Chelsea, have been more active in the transfer market.
Mexico will host Costa Rica at Azteca stadium on September 30 before meeting the Netherlands in Amsterdam on October 7.