The Belgian then played a major role in the second goal in the 33rd minute, setting up Raheem Sterling, whose ball into space was put into the empty net from 10 yards by Phil Foden.
About 10 minutes later, Chongqing enlarged the lead as Brazilian forward Fernandinho Silva cut in from the left, assisting his fellow peer Alan Kardec to make it 2-0 in the first half.
Elche mark their return to the top-flight with a home game against Real Sociedad, but with new coach Jorge Almiron still waiting official clearance to sit in the home side's dugout. The missing paperwork is not the Argentinean's only problem given that he only has 15 professional players available for what will certainly be a tough return to the elite.
Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong, Philippe Coutinho and new arrival Miralem Pjanic battle it out for three spots in midfield with Francisco Trincao likely to wait his turn on the bench.
Atletico Madrid's pre-season hasn't been a bed of roses with coach Diego Simeone testing positive for COVID-19 and central defender Jose Gimenez also returning a positive test at the start of the week to complicate preparations for their league debut at home to an impressive Granada.
While the club denied any connection to financial reasons, media assume Szalai has become the second Bundesliga player to have been fired due to wage cut discussions.
"One can't understand it," Flick said when criticizing UEFA's decision to choose the venue and allowing up to 20,000 spectators.
Shanghai dominated the second half with several scoring chances. Hulk hit the post twice but couldn't find his second goal of the match.
Valencia took the lead thanks to Daniel Wass' free kick from the touchline which evaded everyone on its way into the net, but Huesca got a well-deserved equalizer when Dimitrios Siovas headed home following a corner.
The 16-team CSL was split into two groups, each group of eight teams based respectively in Dalian and Suzhou. Both groups will play 14 rounds in the first phase, which is to end next Monday.
As the match seemed headed for a goalless draw in the second half, Van Bronckhorst's side broke the deadlock in the 92nd minute with a cross from right-back Tang Miao, helping substitute Ye to score the winning goal.