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China: Ighalo Fires Blanks, Martins Benched As Shenhua Hold Changchun

China: Ighalo Fires Blanks, Martins Benched As Shenhua Hold Changchun

By James Agberebi:

Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo featured for Changchun Yatai but did not score as they were forced to a 1-1 away draw by Obafemi Martins' Shanghai Shenhua in the Chinese Super League on Saturday.

Super Eagles striker Martins was an unused substitute for Shanghai Shenhua, while Ighalo played for 90 minutes.

Changchun Yatai went 1-0 up through Long Tan in the 12th minute.

But Changchun Yatai were denied an away win following Kee-Hee Kim's 92nd minute equaliser.

Ighalo has scored eight leagud goals this season but has not netted in his last two games, while Martins has scored seven times, including once in his side's victory over Hebei CFFC last Saturday.

The draw leaves Changchun Yatai in the 12th position on 23 points in the league table.

Shanghai Shenhua are currently ninth with 24 points.

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