The Red Bulls fired American coach Chris Armas last month and South African Bradley Carnell took over as interim coach.
The goalless draw follows another 0-0 away to newly promoted Huesca in midweek and even though Luis Suarez was in the starting 11 for the second time in four days, he looked to be lacking match-fitness as Atletico produced just two shots on target in the entire 90 minutes.
It was not the only stunning result of the weekend. Tottenham inflicted a humiliating 6-1 defeat on Manchester United at Old Trafford as the home side's defense imploded in a disastrous performance that Spurs exploited to the full.
Real Madrid, who on Friday completed the loan of striker Borja Mayoral to AS Roma, travel to Valencia where they will play a Levante side that was slightly unlucky to lose to a late goal away to Sevilla in midweek.
The first 45 minutes were entertaining, but after the break Barca began to look fatigued. Ronald Koeman made several changes, bringing Francisco Trincao, Pedri and Miralem Pjanic into the action, while Sergino Dest made his debut for the injured Jordi Alba. Despite Trincao having a late shot saved, Barca didn't do enough to win, while Sevilla looked happy with a point.
Liverpool's defense was overrun for the entire 90 minutes at Villa Park with Ollie Watkins scoring a first half hat-trick, Jack Grealish scoring twice and John McGinn and, new arrival, Ross Barkley also getting in on the act.
Despite the host's dominance they had to be patient as Schalke was able to neutralize the attacks in the opening period.
Universidad Catolica midfielder Jose Carabali also earned his first national call-up for the matches in Buenos Aires on October 8 and Quito five days later.
"We know that Shanghai boasts a quick pace and three-pointer shooting ability. We had a great defense and restrained the opponents' character today," said Xinjiang coach Gao Fengjuan.
The former NHL player Marko Dano, who returned home to play ice hockey in Slovakia, led the scoring department with two goals and one assist and guided his teammates to a convincing 5-2 victory. Enditem
Al Nassr broke the deadlock with a penalty in the 35th minute before Abdi Mehdi Qara leveled for Persepolis just six minutes later.