Two minutes later, Bremen eventually broke the deadlock after Ludwig Augustinsson's pinpoint cross to the far post found Joshua Sargent, who made no mistake to head home into the top left corner.
Ceara moved to ninth with 13 points from 10 matches while Flamengo slipped to fifth, three points behind Internacional.
Evergrande doubled the lead in the 69th minute with a stunning free kick from Ai, two minutes after his tap-in was ruled out due to off-side.
The Yorkshire side's return to the top-flight after a 16-year absence got off to the worst start when defender Robin Koch was penalized for a handball and Mohamed Salah slotted home the resulting penalty kick.
"We need to give our talents the space to get minutes on the pitch," Hoeness replied.
Several weeks ago, Bayern made an offer below Alaba's requirement. The "Sueddeutsche" newspaper indicated that the current salary structure might cause trouble as defender Lucas Hernandez is above Alaba's level.
A Villarreal side with Unai Emery making his debut as coach and with Dani Parejo, Francis Coquelin and Take Kubo arriving over the summer, looks as if it will be too strong for second division champions Huesca on their return to the elite before the day ends with a Valencia derby.
Real Madrid, Manchester City and Real Betis have also reportedly shown interest in the defender, whose contract with River expires next June.
Florian Thauvin's close-range volley set up by Dimitri Payet in the 31st minute punished the defending champions to a two-game losing streak in the opening two weeks of the Ligue 1 campaign, the first time the capital-based club has lost its first two games in a season since 1984-1985.
The opening game in Ipurua is followed by the delayed match in Granada, which is a repeat of the last game of last season. That match saw Granada beat an Athletic side with nothing to play for 4-0 in order to qualify for Europe for the first time in the club's history.
ACCRA, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Former Black Stars midfielder Michael Essien has been named one of the coaching staff for Danish side FC Nordsjaelland.