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Martins Fires Shanghai Shenhua To Chinese FA Cup Triumph

Martins Fires Shanghai Shenhua To Chinese FA Cup Triumph

By James Agberebi:  Former Super Eagles striker Obafemi Martins was on target in the second leg of the Chinese FA Cup final as his club Shanghai Shenhua were crowned champions.Despite losing the second leg 3-2 to 10-man Shanghai SIPG FC, Shanghai Shenhua won on away goals rule after winning the first leg 1-0 to end the tie 3-3 on aggregate.

Martins scored the only goal in the first leg 1-0 win for Shanghai Shenhua last weekend.

Wenjun Lue gave Shanghai SIPG the lead in the 16th minute on Sunday before Yunding Cao drew Shanghai Shenhua level on the stroke of half-time.

Martins scored to make it 2-1 to Shanghai Shenhua in the 68th minute but Brazilian forward Hulk made it 2-2 after converting a 72nd minute penalty.

An own goal by Giovanni Andres Moreno in the 76th minute gave Shanghai SIPG a 3-2 lead.

In the 90th minute, Shanghai SIPG were reduced to 10 men following Huan Fu’s sending off.

Shanghai Shenhua have now won their first Chinese FA Cup title since 1998 and have now won it for the fourth time.

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 12
  • If you like score hundred goals this current coach Rohr will not take u to Russia cos you are old already.

  • Congratulations Obagoal Martin’s may God continue to bless ur Career bcus of ur charitable dealings

  • He is playing for his money and career and not needed in super eagles. He is old and not fast and pace again as a striker. These publicity whenever he managed to score one goal cannot bring him back. His time has gone.He should forget about national team and concentrate on his club career.

  • @ Yusuf u talk as if u are the coach or obagoal offended u before or he snatched ur wife…….pls u don’t go to coaching school nor u ever play football .but u play only with ur mouth and coach on television watching ……..experience counts Atimes so,let the coach knows what he is good for the team

  • Tony Iloka 12 months ago

    Congrats to Obagol

  • Ayodele 12 months ago

    Obagoal weldone

  • fatomide opeyemi 12 months ago

    Best striker ever Obagoal much respect Egbon