Both SIPG and Zall started the game aggressively, but neither side managed a goal in the first half. SIPG broke the deadlock in the 59th minute when Australian striker Marko Arnautovic jumped to find the net with a power header. 11 minutes later, Australian midfielder Aaron Mooy scored his first goal in the CSL for SIPG and extended the lead to 2-0.
Koeman has worked with the majority of the Barca squad for three weeks and said he was content with the work done so far.
"The result didn't meet my expectation. I was just not in right tempo," Xie commented.
Frank Lampard's expensively assembled Chelsea side also began the new season with three points, winning 3-1 away at Brighton & Hove Albion in the Monday evening kick-off.
Thiago also thanked his former club, with which he had spent the previous seven years.
As expected, Barcelona star Lionel Messi heads the list, with Juventus forward Paulo Dybala and Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez also included.
Nouri has been without a team since parting company with Hertha BSC in April.
"Mr. Zahavi might be used to crazy things from other clubs, but Bayern is different. We are going to stick to our principles and won't change that in COVID-19 times."
Leo Messi scored twice, and set up Philippe Coutinho, to show that he is fully committed on the pitch after a summer in which it looked as if he had a foot outside the door of the Camp Nou, while Barca produced a mobile performance in a side that contained Messi, Antoine Griezmann, Coutinho and newcomer Francisco Trincao.
Maccabi possessed the ball for most of the early period, but hardly threatened the Belarusians' goal.
The former assistant to Pep Guardiola has overseen five wins, two draws and four losses, the same number of defeats suffered by the team in the entire 2019 Brazilian Serie A season.