Gilvan Correa pulled a late goal back for the hosts with a stoppage-time header following an Everton Felipe corner.
Thiago began his career at FC Barcelona, progressing through the youth system with his brother Rafinha, and said one reason he joined Liverpool was that it had a "family" feeling.
The Brazilian won the ball and exchanged passes with Soldado before keeping his head with a calm finish.
RB Leipzig will take on Mainz in front of 8,500 fans on the stands, while Eintracht Frankfurt is allowed to play with a 6,500 crowd against league newcomer Arminia Bielefeld. Borussia Dortmund is aiming for 10,000 spectators in its encounter against Moenchengladbach.
Maracana SA chief executive Severiano Braga said one section of the pitch had already been replaced with positive results.
The single-leg match of the third qualifying round was played behind closed doors at Bloomfield Stadium in Jaffa, the southern part of the coastal city of Tel Aviv-Jaffa.
Hoffenheim also started the Bundesliga season off with a victory after they overpowered Cologne 3-2 thank's to Kramaric's hattrick.
"He's an important leader for the team and a big part of what we're building. He wants to be up there with the best players in the world and leave his mark and he can achieve that here," commented Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta. Enditem
His absence is likely to provide another opportunity for Cesar Dutra, who replaced Alves in the team's 2-0 defeat to Ceara in Brazil's Serie A championship on Sunday.
BERLIN, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese market plays a vital role in Schalke 04's attempt to create a prosperous future after last season's setbacks, both on the pitch and financially.
Lawson joined the CBA in 2017 to play for Shandong Heroes, and then transferred to Fujian Sturgeons in 2019. Enditem