By Johnny Edward: Obafemi Martins fired blanks in action for Shanghai Shenhua in Tuesday’s 2-2 draw with Kashima Antlers in an Asian Champions League in a Group H clash reports Completesportnigeria.com.
The draw was Shanghai Shenhua’s fourth in the competition.
The Nigerian star who scored a hat-trick for Shanghai Shenhua in their 4-2 Chinese Super League win against Hebei CFFC on Saturday, featured for 22 minutes on Tuesday before he was substituted off for Jianqing Mao apparently to a suspected injury.
Giovanni Andres Moreno gave Shanghai Shenhua a 13th minute lead from the penalty spot.
Jianqing Mao added the second goal in the 28th minute of the first half. Yuma Suzuki pulled one back for Kashima Antlers before Leandro made 2-2 in the 63rd minute.
Shanghai Shenhua are fourth in the group with four points from five games and they must win their last game to stand a chance of qualifying for the next round.
Martins’ Shanghai Shenhua will face Sydney FC in their last group game on 17 April.
In the other group game on Tuesday Suwon Bluewings from Korea lost 4-1 to Sydney FC from Australia.