The "Eagles" got their first effort on target 18 minutes into the clash when Dominik Kohr rattled the woodwork with a long-range hammer.
The "Bulls" caught a perfect start on the road as they marked the opener with fortunate assistance from goalkeeper Christian Mathenia, whose misplaced pass allowed Haidara to make it 1-0 with just three minutes played.
Madrid claimed last season's title with an impressive run of results in the last 11 games of the season and with coach Zidane Zidane's options improved by returning loanees Martin Odegaard and Alvaro Odriozola (and perhaps Sergio Reguilon), he maintains a balanced squad, despite the likely departure of Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez's move to England, neither of whom contributed much to their title win.
Cano restored Vasco's lead by tapping in from close range after his first attempt with a header was parried back into his path by goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri.
Thanks to his teammates Qiao Shijun/Chen Yingying, Han Yue and Liu Cheng/Huang Kaixiang, who clinched victories in the women's doubles, women's singles and men's doubles respectively, Xiamen gained the last three points, remaining at fourth in the standings.
Saturday saw Arsenal kick off the season with a comfortable 3-0 win away to Fulham, with new signing Willian turning in a man-of-the-match performance.
In the other matches of the day, Ruichang enjoyed a quick 5-0 win over Hunan, finishing the first stage with 13 wins and one loss, behind Qingdao on game difference.
"This is the first time for Hainan to hold the paragliding competition, I hope to take this opportunity to promote the standard way to participate in paragliding in Hainan," said Huang Renfeng, executive director of the Hainan Aviation Sports Association. Enditem
The Ghanaian footballer announced on his official twitter account on Wednesday, "I am delighted to have joined FC Nordsjaelland coaching staff as part of my development towards my full coaching license. I will also be assisting the players on and off the pitch as part of my role."
In the Chengdu division, Beijing BSU, ranked eighth last season, edged off the Inner Mongolia Zhongyou 1-0. In the Jiangsu Derby, Taizhou Yuanda defeated Suzhou Dongwu 1-0.
Villarreal are expected to do well this season after signing Unai Emery as coach, but fell behind to a second minute goal from former Girona defender Pablo Maffeo and it was not until Gerard Moreno's 68th minute penalty that the home side drew level in a 1-1 draw.