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.
The match was delayed for half an hour because of heavy rain. As the match was going for a goalless draw in the first half, Shanghai broke the deadlock in the stoppage time with a volley shot from Austrian striker Marko Arnautovic. After repeated checking by VAR, the referee finally rewarded the goal to Shanghai.
Evergrande doubled the lead in the 69th minute with a stunning free kick from Ai, two minutes after his tap-in was ruled out due to off-side.
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.
Uganda's journey to stardom has been long, and full of trials and tribulations, according to analysts.
Luneng's goalkeeper Wang Dalei made his debut this season after coming back from an injury while Evergrande's veteran Zheng Zhi also started in the middle of the park.
A Villarreal side with Unai Emery making his debut as coach and with Dani Parejo, Francis Coquelin and Take Kubo arriving over the summer, looks as if it will be too strong for second division champions Huesca on their return to the elite before the day ends with a Valencia derby.
When the safety car pulled in on lap 7, Valtteri Bottas, who had overtaken teammate Hamilton to lead after the first start, unusually elected to bunch the pack up until after he had crossed the start-finish line.
Hunan took the first point by a straight-set win in the men's doubles, before Han Qianxi of Zhejiang scored the narrow win against Zhou Meng 11-5, 11-5, 9-11, 6-11, 11-7 in the women's singles to tie the match for the defending champion.
The defeat means Fulham have now lost a record 11 consecutive London derbies in the top flight.
"The president of the AFA [Argentinian Football Association], Claudio Tapia, sent a query to CONMEBOL about the suspension of Argentina captain, Lionel Messi," the region's governing body for football said on Twitter.