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China: Mikel Plays Again As Tianjin Hold Ujah’s Liaoning; Martins Fires Blanks

China: Mikel Plays Again As Tianjin Hold Ujah’s Liaoning; Martins Fires Blanks

By James Agberebi:

Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi continued his comeback to action on Saturday as he featured for Tianjin Teda who were forced to a 1-1 draw away to Liaoning Hongyun who paraded Anthony Ujah in the Chinese Super League, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

It was Mikel’s second straight appearance for Tianjin Teda since returning from a long-term injury and also his fifth league game so far. He played for 90 minutes.

Yang Cao gave Tianjin Teda the lead just two minutes into the game before Yanqiang Hu equalised with 10 minutes left.

The draw means Tianjin Teda remain in the relegation zone as they currently occupy the 15th spot on 16 points in the 16-team league table.

Liaoning Hongyun are just one point above the drop as they are now 14th on 17 points on the log.

The game was Ujah’s 19th and he has scored five goals so far for Liaoning Hongyun.

In another CSL game played on Saturday, Nigeria striker Obafemi Martins played for 90 minutes but could not prevent Shanghai Shenhua from losing 3-0 at home to Guangzhou Evergrande.

With the defeat, Shanghai Shenhua are 11th on 24 points.

The game was Martins’ 11th and he has scored seven goals.

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