Ruben Dias made his debut for Manchester City, but Pep Guardiola's team still needs to improve in defense to have any chance of battling for the title.
Despite the return of the veteran duo, Colombia's squad also features a number of fresh faces, including uncapped Hertha Berlin striker John Cordoba and America de Cali goalkeeper Eder Chaux.
Ben Chilwell's Chelsea debut could hardly have gone better as he scored the first goal of the game on 50 minutes before giving an assist for Kurt Zouma to score Chelsea's second of their 4-0 win at home to Crystal Palace 16 minutes later.
"Li Xiaopeng will take up the posts of vice manager and technical director of Luneng instead of head coach due to health reasons," said the club.
In other games in Chengdu, after a goalless first half, Beijing Renhe broke the deadlock in the 57th minute to claim a 2-0 victory over Suzhou Dongwu. Taizhou Yuanda defeated Inner Mongolia Zhongyou 2-0.
Koeman had made no secret that he wanted the duo and the failure to sign Garcia leaves Barca looking especially lightweight in central defense, where they only have Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet, with Ronald Araujo to provide cover.
Favre's men were still not done with the scoring and added a fourth goal after Haaland assisted Felix Passlack for his first Bundesliga goal in the dying seconds of the encounter.
Lenglet's suspension means he misses the game against his former club and highlights the lack of options at the back, where youngster Ronald Araujo is the only alternative to partner Gerard Pique in the heart of the Barca back four.
The defending champions, who had lost their first two games of the new season, have now bounced back with four consecutive wins to move up to second place.
Both the Women's World Cup (November 8-10) and Men's World Cup (November 13-15) will be held in Weihai, east China's Shandong province, while the Finals will return to Zhengzhou, Henan after 2019 from November 19 to 22.
PARIS, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Top seed Simona Halep took sweet revenge on her opponent from last year's French Open defeat to Amanda Anisimova by trouncing the American teenager 6-0, 6-1 on Friday to advance to the last 16 at Roland Garros.