However, any concerns over a processional race were dispelled in a surreal opening few laps.
Although it could be hard to imagine a worse summer than FC Barcelona, Valencia fans will argue that no matter how bad things got at the Camp Nou, they are a lot worse at their Mestalla Stadium.
Chongqing pocketed two wins consecutively to rank six in the league, only two points clear of Hebei in the Suzhou division. Enditem
Luneng pulled one goal back in the 85th minute as Evergrande's goalkeeper Liu Dianzuo's howler allowed Wu Xinghan to score a follow-up.
The French Ligue 1 defending champions added that the deal included a purchase option when the loan ends next summer.
The 51-year-old started his coaching career in his hometown of Siena at the age of 26. He has traveled all over Italy, Turkey and Israel. So far, he has led three teams into the Euroleague, which represents the highest level of European basketball.
PP Sports, owned by the Chinese retail giant Suning Group, had signed a three-year deal with the Premier League in 2016. The broadcaster has reportedly withheld a payment of 160 million pounds for rights fees which were due in March.
The absence of some key players, including Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Mauro Icardi, Andel Di Maria and Keylor Navas who have all tested positive for coronavirus, reduced Thomas Tuchel's choices for his starting line-up. As a result, several youngsters and new signings were brought into the squad to fill the places.
Marinho has now netted seven goals and provided three assists from 10 league matches this season.
Menezes was Brazil's national team boss from July 2010 to November 2012. He has also had spells in charge of Shandong Luneng, Cruzeiro, Corinthians, Flamengo and Gremio, among other clubs, in a coaching career spanning more than two decades. Enditem
Florenzi started his football career in Roma's youth teams and turned pro in 2011. He spent almost all his career at the Serie A side where he scored 28 goals and provided 32 assists in 280 appearances.