Luneng went ahead in the 19th minute when their striker Duan Liuyu miskicked the ball which flew into Pelle's way, and the Italian swept it in from a close range.
Evergrande continue their dominance in Group A with 28 points while Luneng sit third with 17. Enditem
Garcia will be expected to get results but with a squad that looks much weaker than last season that looks difficult; what the former Watford boss desperately needs is a positive start in Sunday's derby at home to Levante.
Both sides had one player down in the dying minute as Luneng's Dai Lin was sent off due to an awful tackle after Evergrande's Luo Guofu saw red for stamping.
Hunan now ranks third in the standings behind Qingdao and Ruichang Biyuan. First-placed Qingdao breezed past Xiamen 4-1 on Thursday, while Ruichang overcame Anhui Souyu 3-2.
In a women's doubles semifinal, China's Xu Yifan teamed up with American Nicole Melichar to edge past Asia Muhammad and Taylor Townsend of the United States in three sets to reach the final. They will meet the unseeded pairing of Laura Siegemund of Germany and Vera Zvonareva of Russia in the final. Enditem
BEIJING, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- China on Saturday held an emergency rescue drill in Chongli District of Zhangjiakou City, north China's Hebei Province to prepare for the 2020 Beijing Winter Olympics.
West Ham struggled last season and look like they could have problems this time as well after losing 2-0 at home to Newcastle United, who took the points with goals from new signings Callum Wilson and Jeff Hendricks. Hendricks, who arrived from Burnley, had not had a shot on target since November before his goal four minutes from time. Enditem
ROME, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- The Italian Serie A on Wednesday announced a plan to set up a new company that will seek investors and oversee the sale of the league's television rights.
World No. 2 Chen Yufei crushed young shuttler Huang Mingxuan 11-3, 11-2, 11-4 in the women's singles later to extend the lead for Qingdao.
Hoeness said no Bayern player would be rewarded beyond the best earners Manuel Neuer and Robert Lewandowski.