Al-Taawoun will face Persepolis again on Friday.
Bayern might face 55 games in 254 days if the Bavarians reach the finals in all competitions.
Despite the defeat, Al-Taawoun remain top of Group C thanks to a superior head-to-head record over second-placed Al-Duhail SC, who beat Sharjah FC 2-1 earlier in the day to reach six points, while Persepolis climb above Sharjah into second place with four points, just two behind the group leaders at the stage's halfway point.
Li Ang netted a right-sided free-kick on 74 minutes to put the game beyond doubt, with a sweet finish for Suning.
Stage One involves 32 groups of four players, with the player who tops each group progressing to Stage Two.
The 33-year-old point guard from the United States published a post on his personal social media account on Friday, which has been criticized for insulting Chinese women.
Gustavo Ferrareis restored the hosts' lead after Janderson's through ball but Souza put his team on level terms again by bundling home from close range.
Playing on home soil, Musetti will meet Kei Nishikori of Japan in the second round, but the youngest player said he would "enjoy the victory" before that.
Liverpool visit Chelsea on Sunday after starting the new Premier League season with a 4-3 victory over newly-promoted Leeds United last Saturday. Enditem
It was short-lived joy for the hosts though, as Hoffenheim had the last laugh when Kramaric unleashed a 15-meter hammer to snatch the 3-2 win in injury-time.
The Championship League has been expanded to a full World Snooker Tour ranking event this season, featuring 128 players in three stages over 21 days.