Meanwhile Southampton claimed a routine 2-0 victory at home to West Bromwich Albion, who is still searching for its first win of the campaign.
When facing Turkey in a friendly in Cologne, the national coach Joachim Loew not only has to give several of his vital players a break but also to deal with various cancellations.
Last year "champion" Banska Bystrica (crowned after the abrupt end of the 2019/2020 season in March caused by the COVID-19 strike and subsequently stripped of the title as the governing body decided not to crown a champion of the shortened season) and the runner-up Slovan Bratislava are still trying to find their lost forms, losing their respective second-round fixtures.
Both of the games highlighted Bilbao's problems in midfield and attack, as they failed to trouble two sides that will probably struggle to avoid the drop this season.
Next up for Halep is another 19-year-old youngster, Iga Swiatek of Poland, whom Halep defeated in the round of 16 here last year.
Elsewhere, Santos rallied late to secure a 3-2 win at Goais. Marcos Leonardo, Jefferson and Marinho were on target for the visitor while Vinicius Lopes and Victor Andrade scored for Goias.
Fueled by Wei's six points in a row, Inner Mongolia widened the gap back to seven points, and they used a 22-13 second quarter to build a 13-point advantage at halftime.
The AFC Disciplinary and Ethics Committee said, "Alkasir violated Article 58.1 of the AFC Disciplinary and Ethics Code (2019 Edition)."
"But I take it as a very positive thing. I am playing quite well to win against a player like Stefano today with this score.
Schalke then invited Leipzig for another goal in the closing stages as Matija Nastasic's handball caused a penalty. Halstenberg stepped up and converted the subsequent penalty to round off the 4-0 victory on home soil.
Lo Celso did not train with his Albiceleste teammates on Monday after failing to recover from the muscle strain that kept him out of Tottenham's 6-1 victory at Manchester United on Sunday.