Domenec Torrent's team looked a shadow of the side that dominated Brazilian and South American football last year as Independiente secured their third win from as many matches and rose to the top of Group A.
Along with fellow new boy Allan, the Colombian was lively throughout and the Toffees fully deserved their win, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin's thumping header proving decisive.
In Saturday's early kick-off, Arsenal brushed past newly-promoted Fulham 3-0 at Craven Cottage, with new signings Gabriel and Willian both impressing.
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The Cameroonian added another six minutes later on cross by Harold Preciado. Referee Fu Ming awarded the goal after reviewing VAR.
The Spanish press also report on Wednesday that Real Madrid and Tottenham are also talking about a loan deal to see Gareth Bale go back to White Hart Lane, seven years after leaving the club to join Real Madrid.
With more eyes on the league last season, the commercial value of the product increased considerably. On the other hand, this rapid commercial growth has also led to a significant increase in player salaries, which has begun to put pressure on the finances of clubs.
Earlier in the day, Zhaxi Yangben came first in the men's 50km race walk, with the winning mark of 3:52.19. Wang Rui finished second in 3:55.48, followed by Gong Fanglong in 3:59.01.
While Leipzig has lost significant quality in person of Timo Werner (Chelsea) and Patrick Schick (Leverkusen), all hopes remain on Moenchengladbach's shoulders.
However, Slovan failed to defend the fragile lead and the home team managed to tie things up in the final minute of overtime, forcing a penalty shootout.
Crouser unleashed a throw of 22.74m at his third attempt, beating his own meeting record of 22.28m set here in 2016.
Will Schalke 04 and Werder Bremen experience a change around after both fallen giants only narrowly survived a terrible last season?