Alan Kardec, who reached his 100th appearance in Chongqing Lifan, assisted Fernandinho Silva to break the deadlock in the 58th minute. Eight minutes later, the 31-year-old converted in a penalty chance.
The 37-year-old was among 26 players summoned by head coach Gerardo Martino for the Tricolor's first fixtures of the year, which will be preceded by a five day training camp starting Saturday.
Rising star Yan Haibin finished second with 20.86s. The 17-year-old said he was satisfied with what he achieved. "I feel excited as the gap between brother Xie and I was narrowed."
"I didn't think I was totally ready for the event, but I was happy that I wasn't affected by others and finally made it," said the veteran Liu.
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.
Having to play every two to three days after only one week of rest "is the biggest challenge all of us have had to face in their career so far." Trying to continue at the highest level requires going beyond physical and mental limits as fan expectations fans are growing.
Maccabi now face Austrian champions Red Bull Salzburg over two legs, to be played on September 22 in Israel, and on September 30 in Austria.
Oscar Emboaba Junior and Yu Hai made the season's Chinese Super League title contender lead 2-0 in the first half against Chongqing Lifan.
As expected, head coach Tite also called up Paris Saint-Germain pair Neymar and Marquinhos, Chelsea veteran Thiago Silva, Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro and Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho.
MEXICO CITY, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Veteran goalkeeper Alfredo Talavera has been recalled to Mexico's national squad for the first time in more than two years for friendlies against Costa Rica and the Netherlands, the country's football federation said on Wednesday.
The others were Tottenham defender Juan Foyth, Manchester City center-back Nicolas Otamendi, Tottenham midfielder Giovani Lo Celso and Brighton midfielder Alexis Mac Allister.