Liverpool began to push Leeds back but the newcomers were holding on until new signing James Rodrigo committed a needless penalty to allow Salah to seal a thrilling win and complete his hat-trick.
Maracana SA made the decision to carry out the unscheduled facelift to capitalize on a fixturing quirk that has left the stadium without football for almost two weeks.
Higuain is a free agent after he and Italian giants Juventus mutually agreed to terminate his contract a year ahead of its expiry.
Nuremberg were unable to gain a foothold in the clash while the visitors from Leipzig dominated possession and kept Mathenia busy. However, neither Dani Olmo nor Christopher Nkunku extended the lead despite promising chances.
Tuchel's team will face a busy schedule in the coming week with a clash against last season's runners-up Marseille on Sunday, followed by Metz at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday. Enditem
"I felt today I really executed the game very precisely," Azarenka said. "I was moving really well. I made the ball very long. So I felt I played well. I found all the right answers to everything she was trying to make, so I'm very happy with that."
Shanghai's best chance of the first half came in the 43rd minute as they were awarded a free-kick. But the shot from the Shanghai side's captain Giovanni Moreno was finger-tipped over the crossbar by Luneng goalkeeper Han Rongze.
But in the third and fourth sets, Zverev's play became sloppy while Thiem started to gain momentum and applied more pressure to Zverev's serve. The Austrian star finally got back into the match after taking the two sets and evened the gap.
The 24-year-old player has penned a one-year contract with the Qatari second division team for an undisclosed fee.
Corinthians are one of the most successful soccer clubs in Brazil, having won the national Serie A title seven times. Enditem
As a result, the game ended with eight men from PSG on the field, while Marseille had nine.