Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins missed Shanghai Shenhua's 2-0 early kick off win over Yanbian Funde on Saturday reports Completesportsnigeria.com can reports.
Goals from Carlos Tevez and Yunding Cao were enough to see off Yanbian relegation battlers Yanbian Funde who have just one win in 14 Chinese Super League game.
The win however moves Shanghai Shenhua to eighth position in the CSL log with 16 points from 13 games with a game in hand.
Martins whohas missed Shanghai Shenhua's last two games has scored four goals in six appearances and in CSL. He has also netted five goals in eight appearances this season providing one assist in all competitions.
He is expected to return in Shanghai Shenhua's next game against Liaoning Hongyun next Friday.
In other fixtures today, Odion Ighalo's will face Chongqing Lifan while Brown Ideye is expected to lead the lines for Tianjin Teda when they host Guangzhou R&F F.C