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China: Martins On Target In Shanghai Shenhua Defeat

China: Martins On Target In Shanghai Shenhua Defeat

By James Agberebi:

Super Eagles striker Obafemi Martins was on target for 10-man Shanghai Shenhua but it was not enough as they lost 3-2 away to Guangzhou Evergrande in the Chinese Super League on Friday.

The goal was Martins’ second in three league appearances for Shanghai Shenhua this season.

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Paulinho gave Guangzhou Evergrande the lead in the 24th minute.

Fredy Guarin drew Shanghai Shenhua level on 29 minutes before Martins made it 2-1 for Shanghai on the stroke of half time.

In the 71st minute an own goal from Shanghai’s Jianbin Li brought the score to 2-2.

Hanchao Yu scored what proved to be the winner in the 8rth minute to give Guangzhou the victory.

In the 90th minute Shanghai’s Giovanni Andres Moreno was sent off for his second yellow card.

The loss means Shanghai are now seventh in the league table on 10 points, while Guangzhou top with 19 points.

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