Abel Hernandez and Gabriel Boschilia each scored twice for the Brazilian outfit while Duvan Vergara, Adrian Ramos and Santiago Moreno were on target for the visitors.
But the biggest surprise was the inclusion of 19-year-old Menino, who can play at right-back or in midfield. The Brazil under-20 player was only promoted to the Palmeiras first-team squad in January and has made just nine league appearances for the club.
Both sides were positive from the start, with both Uzbek and Saudi league champions looking to gain further ground on Shabab Al-Ahli and Shahr Khodro FC, the former having narrowly beaten the latter 1-0 in Monday's early Group B game.
Plans about the club's structure will be made in close contact with its 160,000 members who have to vote on any significant changes within the club.
The result sends Al-Hilal three points clear at the top of Group B with nine points, while Pakhtakor stay second with six points. The two sides face off again on Thursday. Enditem
Alcantara will be only Liverpool's second signing of the summer after the arrival of left-back Kostas Tsimikas, who will provide backup to Andy Robertson, even though other sides, such as Liverpool's weekend rivals Chelsea, have been more active in the transfer market.
In the women's draw, former world no.1 Angelique Kerber, the 15th seed, lost 6-3, 6-1 to the Czech Republic's Katerina Siniakova, who now faces Daria Kasatkina of Russia.
The Brazilian won the ball and exchanged passes with Soldado before keeping his head with a calm finish.
Upon receiving an update regarding ongoing discussions between WADA and the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) at the ExCo meeting, Banka, who is also chair of the ExCo, said, "It is very important that WADA and the U.S. authorities work together to further strengthen anti-doping and again, I state my willingness to be part of constructive discussions in order to ensure collaboration between the U.S. and the global anti-doping community."
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.
"In collaboration with the Premier League, Tencent Sports hopes to leverage its platforms and technology to bring the drama of Premier League matches to fans and share with them the passion and excitement of football," noted Ewell Zhao, Tencent Sports General Manager.