By Johnny Edward:
Tianjin TEDA suffered their third straight Chinese Super League defeat on Saturday despite having Mikel Obi returning to the starting line-up, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
The game was Mikel’s 12th CSL game of the season. He has scored only one goal this season, against Guangzhou R&F
Tianjin TEDA lost 2-1 to Chongqing Lifan at the Tianjin Olympic Sports Stadium – their sixth loss of the campaign. The win was also Chongqing Lifan’s first in six CSL league games.
Alan Karde’s first half brace gave Chongqing Lifan a 2-1 win in the encounter.
Kardec opened scoring in the 10th minute for Chongqing Lifan before parity was restored by Jiakang Hui for Tianjin TEDA.
Hui’s fired in a 30 yard screamer past the goalkeeper from outside in the 33rd minute before Kardec restored Chongqing Lifan’ s lead in additional time of the first half.