Also on Friday, Matheus Nascimento's penalty at his 100th game in Shijiazhuang Ever Bright handed his team a 1-0 win over Wuhan Zall.
Celta were even closer to the drop than Eibar and have waved goodbye to important loanees Rafinha and Jeison Murillo, while Fiodor Smolov and Pione Sisto have also left.
Chang'an Athletic is in Group B with Meizhou Kejia, Guizhou Hengfeng, Zhejiang Greentown, Liaoning Shenyang and Jiangxi Liansheng. All the Group B matches will be played in Meizhou, Guangdong province.
With the draw, Luneng and Shenhua remain third and fourth ranked at the table with 17 and 13 points respectively.
Fernandinho equalized after dribbling into the box and beating Hebei goalkeeper Bao Yaxiong, finishing a counterattack in the 29th minute.
But the club from the south of Slovakia managed to beat the odds and scored three goals within six minutes in the second half despite being one man short, two of them by Zsolt Kalmar.
Hunan finally sealed the victory with a quick win in the women's doubles as Liu Xuanxuan/Chen Fanghui overwhelmed Lv Rouhao/Ren Linfei 11-5, 11-5, 11-3 in just 19 minutes.
West Ham United need to progress under coach David Moyes, but could be in for another difficult season, while few will be betting on newcomers Fulham and West Brom to be far from a relegation struggle that given the differences between the bottom six and the top six or seven sides, will probably be decided by results between direct rivals. Enditem
The shorthanded German coach had to field several youngsters like 18-year-old league debutants Kays Ruiz-Atil and Arnaud Kalimuendo and 20-year-old goalkeeper Marcin Bulka in the starting line-up in Wednesday's match.
The 24-year-old player has penned a one-year contract with the Qatari second division team for an undisclosed fee.
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.