The project has faced criticisms from some people because of the impact it would have on the World Heritage Site.
Opponent Real Betis has started the campaign well under Manuel Pellegrini and the former Real Madrid coach looks to have added steel to a side which flattered to deceive last season.
Speaking to Sky Sports after his return to Tottenham on loan, the Welsh international explained he was returning as a more mature person to the club he left in 2013 to join the Spanish giants.
Reports speak about Schalke's financial bottlenecks as one reason why Jochen Schneider hasn't fired the coach yet. The club's director has come under fire. Fans accuse him of being fatally inactive while Wagner is under attack due to his misleading tactical approach.
Napoli also got their new season off to a good start as the Coppa Italia holder dominated Parma 2-0 with Dries Mertens and Lorenzo Insigne on target.
The victory ended Huanghai's seven-game losing streak across all competitions while Teda remained winless in all 13 league matches this season, which put coach Wang Baoshan under growing pressure to restore the team's form.
Although both Li and Wang were substituted in the third set, Tianjin's young players Wang Yizhu and Chen Boya combined for 10 points to sail to the victory.
"We are not the ones making the decisions," Flick said when reacting to UEFA's announcement to stick to their plans of allowing a crowd in the Puskas Arena.
Hertha was able to score a consolation goal in the 76th minute with the assistance of Martin Hinteregger, who cleared a square pass from Torunarigha into the wrong goal.
"There is a lot of talk about a tight season and our small squad. I am sure we will have a strong squad with every position doubled up," goalkeeper Manuel Neuer commented.
After the goal, the Spanish team gained momentum and put pressure on Bayern, but the German side equalized in the 34th minute through Leon Goretzka's finish.