The South American qualifiers had been due to begin in March but were suspended because of the global health crisis.
The Israeli club scored the opening goal in a clever team execution of a free kick from 20 meters in the 30th minute. Instead of shooting on goal, Dutch midfielder Tjaronn Chery produced an impressive pass to Australian striker Nikita Rukavytsya, who passed to midfielder Yuval Ashkenazi for an easy goal.
New Betis coach Manuel Pellegrini made his presence felt as his side defended much better than they did last season in their 1-0 win away to Alaves last week, while Valladolid were slightly unlucky to only draw 1-1 at home with Real Sociedad.
The so-called "Knappenschmiede," Schalke's academy, has developed several of Germany's best players such as Leroy Sane and Manuel Neuer.
"There was a period where there was an easy answer to what team is the best in the world. Now, that answer is no longer so easy, with Russia able to make a convincing argument, and Germany not far behind," the FIVB's website reported on Tuesday.
Bayern might face 55 games in 254 days if the Bavarians reach the finals in all competitions.
Thiago's arrival will give Liverpool further midfield options and variety alongside Jordan Henderson, Georginio Wijnaldum, Naby Keita, Fabinho, Alex Oxlaide-Chamberlain and the veteran James Milner, although Barcelona are rumored to be interested in taking Wijnaldum to the Camp Nou. Enditem
The 29-year-old midfielder joined the Reds with a reported fee of 20 million pounds (about 25.8 million US dollars) for four years to become the club's second signing of the summer transfer window, following Kostas Tsimikas in August.
Kuopio's Nigerian striker Aniekpeno Udoh got in front of Bratislava's goalkeeper Greif and had no trouble scoring from close range after a low pass from the right side.
However, under the eccentric tutelage of coach Marcelo Bielsa, Leeds refused to lie down, and equalized in the 12th minute through Jack Harrison after a fine counter-attack.
"First we have to sell before Depay comes," he told FOX Sports, before indicating that he didn't expect any new signings before Barca begin their campaign at home to Villarreal on September 27.