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CSL: Ighalo Nets Four Goals In Changchun Yatai Win

CSL: Ighalo Nets Four Goals In Changchun Yatai Win

By Johnny Edward:

Odion Ighalo scored four goals for Changchun Yatai in their Saturday’s 5-2 away win at Guizhou Hengfeng in the Chinese Super League, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

The win was the second of the season for Changchun Yatai in the CSL.

The 29 year old Super Eagles striker who failed to score in his previous three consecutive games, fired his side into the lead in the 24th minute from the penalty spot.

Related: Must Watch! Odion Ighalo In Four Goal Wonder

Guizhou Hengfeng’s Wei Du restored parity nine minutes later but the celebration was short-lived as Long Tan scored Changchun Yatai’s second goal to hand the away team a 2-1 lead.

Former Watford striker, Ighalo, made it 3-1 finishing off a pass from Tan in the 38th minute of the encounter.

In the second half, Fan Wang reduced the deficit for his side scoring in the 60th minute to make it 3-2.

Ighalo completed his hat-trick when he scored to make it 4-2 in the 86th minutes after he was cautioned six minutes earlier.

The Nigerian bagged his fourth goal of the game in additional time of the second half.

Changchun Yatai are now 10th in the Chinese Super League table with eight points from seven games.

COMMENTS

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  • Hitting form at the right time – splendid!

    Please, we want you to do the same against Croatia at the opening match for Nigeria at the world cup.

    • Onwuzulikeaustine 7 months ago

      Dat z wonderful we want you to do the same at the ‘WORLD CUP’ Keep it up

  • Jensen Josh 7 months ago

    Hmm Wonderful…
    A positive turn around keep it up #God bless Nigeria

  • Raphael Azubuike 7 months ago

    What a way to silence your critics, I know he will explode, the chinese season is still new, he is not jut a goalscorer, he has great foot work and is physically strong too, keep it up brother.

  • Sa Dave 7 months ago

    Wow.. What an incredible way to answer critics.. keep the form on man!

  • I love it when players answer their critics in a special way.Ronaldo was adjudged to be finished as a result of his first half retun in the league(4 goals), now what can his critics say.his scoring form says it all.strikers live by goals but it doesn’t fall for them all the time but one outstanding thing about ighalo is his work rate and his footwork.he is one of the few number 9 in the world with good technical abilities.kingmaker,omo9ja and the rest of you clamoring for names that can’t compete with these established stars,hope you will get off his back while he works his way into form for the world cup. Brother keep the flag flying.we shall conquer

    • Bomboy 7 months ago

      kingmaker, omo9ja and the rest do their scouting on Youtube. They think they know more than the coach. Over to you, how many goals did your Dessers score today?

      • Omo9ja 7 months ago

        @Bomboy, thanks for asking me such a question. There’s up and down in life but that doesn’t mean you should say bad things to somebody else. However, congratulations to Ighalo. Sorry Bombay, do not compare Dessers, Onuachu, Adi and co to the other strikers. We still have few months to the world cup and this is an opportunity for coach Rohr to try other strikers. All what we are saying here is, give other players a chance before it is too late but when you face the truth, 9ja people hates you which doesn’t means nothing to me. Mr. Ighalo scored only once throughout the world cup qualifiers against Cameroon. That wasn’t good enough. Therefore, We don’t dislike himself but we only wants him to do more because, we all wants Eagles to go far at the world cup. Even, to win the championship. No hard feelings bro. God bless Nigeria!!!

        • @Bombay, u are on point brother.
          We need our best hands for the worldcup, and most importantly we need players that will make instant impacts in the Naija jersy.
          It is never a bad idea to have good and quality option to compete with Ighalo.
          I think by so doing it will keep him on his toes and bring out the best in him, that is what is called healthy challenge.

  • sanni abdulrahman 7 months ago

    wow! nice one from ighalo.i expect this in world cup o.

  • dat is how it should d will swallow their words

  • Sint. 7 months ago

    Ighalo, Mikel, Moses, and many SE are in form. Good one for world cup. Onyekuru is back too. There is hope in Russia.

  • Bomboy 7 months ago

    Now, where are all the internet coaches in this forum? You ctiticised him and he replied you with goals! Thanks Ighalo for putting them to shame. Please more of this at the world cup!

  • Pablo9ja 7 months ago

    I am no1 critic of Odion Ighalo for his inability to be consistent in goal poaching.
    He is paid to score goals so nothing like being personal or emotional. Brown Ideye, Tony Nwaekama, Okpotu, Odey, Kayode, etc are all top strikers in their own class who have at some point nailed 3 or 4 goals in a club match, but scoring for National team on consistent basis is what Nigerians want to see when they have the opportunity.
    It’s a pity when comments are drawn to petty and sentimental levels as if it is personal, and no longer a national issue.
    It doesn’t matter if all 23 players for the Mundial are from one Nigerian family, as long as they can deliver.
    I know Ighalo on 1-on-1 basis. He is a gentle man, he respects my views and position on objectivity, and knows my desire for quality. I will love to see him on the train to Russia not because he is my friend, but that he is the best central striker. Nigeria can lay hold upon.
    Don’t get it twisted, satisfying Nigeria is the quest and target. We need the best; no emotions attached.
    True, it is not every time u meet fans who are rational in their thinking. Common sense is not common or cheap.
    Congrats Odion, please score a goal at least, week after week, to silence me and prove to your fans that u deserve to be on the train, ahead of others on merit, not based on some other considerations.
    I remain ur biggest critic.
    Kudos!

    • Bomboy 7 months ago

      The coach, who is certainly more objective than you, prefers Ighalo, not because of sentiment, but because of experience and skill. You are the one recommending your YouTube stars out of sentiment! How many goals has your Dessers and co. scored for Nigeria? If you can’t bring back Yekini (bless his soul), then support and pray for the man the coach has chosen!

  • Bomboy 7 months ago

    Fake Rohr. Take your Desesers to Russia and come back in shame. Up Ighalo!

  • Edoman of New Jersey, USA. 7 months ago

    Ighalo critics are here. l am one of them. If Ighalo can be consistent from now on then, of course, as an Edo son, his worst critique will turn to his praise singer in a flip of the finger. In the mean time, lets see how he is turning around. Russia is around the canner

  • Patrick 7 months ago

    Ighalo is fantastic but we need someone that will support him.if Henry from Anderlecht is fit he should be invited along other established players in super eagles such as ighalo.Mikel. victor moses,simon,iwobi,onazi.we need other options at the world cup .

  • Salami Musa 7 months ago

    Hahahahaha!
    Haters? Did I hear such vulger word here? Who hates who? @Bomboy & co just rolled out names..
    I love and support @pablo9ja for his spirited response.
    It is easy to evaluate the level of education of the person behind each post because some are too childish, personal and stupid. Nobody is against Ighalo. We all want the best for Nigeria.
    @kingmaker, @Omo9ja, @Edoman, etc are great and objective contributors on this forum. It is malicious and smacks off jealousy to attempt to run these great and intelligent writers down. So disgusting!
    I have been privileged to see some top level matches, also involving Nigerian players over two decades I have lived in Europe and can authoritatively tell u that team management insists on current form of players. It is very different from what obtains back in Nigeria.
    Players statistics overtime are relied on for evaluation and rating of player’s development and performance.
    Many Nigerian fans are still very backward so cannot understand what football business truly represents.
    Scoring 100 goals in a match is good. But can u reproduce it on weekly basis? Many factors may have contributed to your high scoreline on the day, besides form.
    Is the Chinese Super League rated? Of course, NO.
    Players who moved away from European leagues to Asia and China are termed ‘finished’. Ighalo’s 100 goals in a match means nothing in Europe. I wish to see him improve, score goals regularly and make the final list.
    Please be informed and start acting like truly smart Nigerians.
    Let us maintain decorum & respect every contributor here. Thank you.

    • You are quite funny. How can you be advocating for mutual respect while on the other hand you term other writers in the other divide as stupid and childish. Preach what you practice. You said you are very sound in sports matters but you expose your naivety and low level of understanding by rating Chinese league as nothing(not that I’m rating it same as Europe). Same league has a player playing regularly for their team(2 actually before paulinho moved to Barcelona from the CHINESE league). Same league has bakambu, Oscar, and many more).agreed, his primary assignment is to score goals doesn’t mean if he fails to score but creates chances for his mates, then he isn’t doing his job. And please, leaving in Europe doesn’t qualify you to be the writer in sports.many of us travel out often with our wives and girlfriends just to watch matches and return back to naija.please let’s be guided. We all want the best for our team. Thanks

      • Bomboy 7 months ago

        Thank you Joel. You are a very cultured Nigerian, a man of class.

    • Omo9ja 7 months ago

      @Salami Musa, well said bro. God bless us all. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • Being a critic must always be seen as a bad thing so long as the critisms are objective and factual.

    Fact: Ighalo has been far from prolific for Nigeria. Around 4 goals in 17 caps for Nigeria creates a lot of room for improvement for a striker whom football loving Nigerians are expecting to rain goals galore at the world cup.

    Having said that, there is more to Ighalo’s game than just scoring goals.

    He is a powerful centre forward who has decent footwork, a fantastic team player with a good attitude.

    Unfortunately, Ighalo appears to thrive in a formation that has 2 strikers up-front (striker and support striker) whereas for the Super Eagles, he is often deployed as a lone centre forward.

    I am not convinced that Ighalo will bang in lots of goals for Nigeria in Russia (I pray I am proved wrong).

    But I thing I am sure about; he will play with passion, dedication and patriotism which collectively (as part of the team) should bear good fruits and lead to desired outcomes.

  • CORRECTION. ***Being a critic must not always be seen as a bad thing*****

  • with ighalo, victor Moses, Moses Simon, iheanacho, onyekuru, Samuel Kalu, dessers in attack. Mikel obi, ndidi,iwobi,etebo, Joel Obi, John ogu in midfield. Balogun, ekong, ebuehi, idowu, Aina, omeruo, shehu in defence and Uzoho, alampasu, ezenwa in goalkeeping. WE ARE GOOD TO GO.

  • Djeniko 7 months ago

    Whether Odion Ighalo scores week in week out or not at all at all is not the matter but consistency in playing fit. Others can score if he is on the neck of defenders. As it stands OI is our assured attacker and he scored plenty today. We should be happy because Croatia, Iceland and Argentina have to go back to the drawing board and waste their time fashioning out to curb him then. Those who are criticizing and those who are encouraging, carry on your good works. We all have one aim. Wake up my friend is the meaning of criticism and you have tried my dear but there is room for improvement is the meaning of encouragement. We need both groups for the succes of our WC project. Anyhow you can contribute, do it. @Rohr. Rohr is just a name. But it becomes a criminal act if you are speaking as the coach of the Super Eagles. If the real Eagles coach makes a statement, it is official. Like Donald Trump tweeting and he is quoted. So be careful as you can be arrested for impersonation. A word is enough for the wise Nigerian.

  • Chima E Samuels 7 months ago

    They playing against bottom team or this is a match fixing or a one match wonder let him prove us wrong by scoring a goal next week and another the following week… you can’t judge a player by one single match talk less of playing against bottom team. Smh

  • Omo9ja 7 months ago

    I’m so happy for Ighalo but that is not an issue. I don’t hate him rather, I will encourage him to do more because 4 goal in 20 years is not enough as a striker. What I’m really concerned about Ighalo issue is consistency. He needs to be scoring goals. Ighalo is a striker not a defender. Rasheed Yekin “RIP” and Aghaowa, would find a means to score goals for Nigeria. This is what we are demanding from Mr. Ighalo. Nobody hates nobody, we just need to be sincere with ourselves. Eagles can do without Ighalo but we still need him and we also need other strikers as well. We just wants the team to be balanced shikena. Happy weekend my people. God bless Nigeria!!!

    • sojious 7 months ago

      one thing I like about this guy is that he can be skillful with the ball at times.
      great striker!!