The WTT Champions Series will also see players battling for prize money and ranking points in their attempt to reach the WTT Cup Finals.
"You deserved a farewell befitting who you are: one of the most important players in the history of the club, achieving great things for the team and on an individual level," commented Messi on social media.
The win came thanks to goals from winger Darwin Machis and veteran Jorge Molina, and means that Granada has won all four of its opening games this season, with two wins in La Liga and two in its first ever appearance in European competition.
The visitors from the Ukraine grew in confidence but the dismissal of Joonas Tamm, who saw his second yellow card for repeated foul play at the hour mark, changed proceedings on the pitch.
Uruguay will meet Chile in Montevideo and Argentina face Ecuador in Buenos Aires in other opening day fixtures.
A spokesperson for Everton FC said that "Bramley-Moore Dock's location within Liverpool's Unesco World Heritage Site and the Stanley Dock Conservation Area has been fundamental to how the project has been designed and planned."
Valencia were held 1-1 at home to newly-promoted Huesca in a game the visiting side probably deserved to win.
In Sunday's game, Pirlo started new arrivals Dejan Kulusevski and Weston McKennie, with talisman Cristiano Ronaldo leading the attacking line.
Shenhua now ranks fourth with 18 points in Group A, and a victory in the last round will send it to the Final Group A of next stage, while R&F is certain to drop into the Final Group B. Enditem
Forward Deng Ziming had injected new energy for Shijiazhuang in the second half. Goalkeeper Deng Xiaofei was sent off in the 46th minute after receiving a second yellow card, and Zambian defender Stoppila Sunzu converted the penalty kick for Shijiazhuang to pull one back.
Dalian pulled one back four minutes later when Salomon Rondon tucked an unchallenged shot into net. The hosts pushed hard for an equalizer in the second half, but none came, and Gao Lin headed home from a free-kick to add a third for Shenzhen in the 74th minute. Enditem