Despite three losses in a row coming into the season, Wuhan coach Li Xin expressed her satisfaction in some respects.
"But I take it as a very positive thing. I am playing quite well to win against a player like Stefano today with this score.
"That's our aim and I'm confident we can compete with the footballers we have," he added, despite the refusal of several clubs to release their players for national duties.
United had a dream start when Bruno Fernandes scored a second minute penalty, but soon dropped behind as Tanguy Ndombele and then Son Heung-min netted for Spurs.
In other fixtures on Sunday, Fortaleza was held to a goalless draw by Atletico Goianiense, Coritiba drew 0-0 at home to Sao Paulo and Botafogo tied 1-1 at home by Athetico Paranaense. Enditem
The 45-year-old Li, who spent his entire playing career with Luneng, was one of the key members in China's only World Cup experience in 2002. As a player, Li helped Luneng win one Chinese top-flight title, three CFA Cup titles and one CSL Cup title.
CHENGDU, China, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- After an all-around performance in her first Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) game, Fang Min thought she has a lot to improve to better fit into the professional league.
CHENGDU, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Zhejiang came up big in the first half before getting over Fujian 96-76 in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Tuesday.
MADRID, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- Both Real Madrid and FC Barcelona are in action on Sunday in their last La Liga games before the international break.
Shaanxi's backcourt duo of Chen Yanyu and Chen Xinlei, who combined for 57 points in their last game, were restrained to nine and three points respectively.
CHENGDU, China, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- China's national team center, Li Yueru, displayed her offensive dominance as title favorite Inner Mongolia trounced Hebei 103-59 to kick off the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) season here on Friday.