CSL: Ighalo fires blank in Yatai win, as Mikel’s Teda survives relegation


The Chinese Super League came to an end on Sunday with two key Super Eagles players, Captain John Mikel Obi and striker Odion Ighalo in action for their respective clubs.

Tianjin Teda suffered a 3-2 loss to Guangzhou R&F FC, with Mikel Obi putting up a fine display since his return from injury for the Tianjin based side.

Renatinho drew the first blood for the hosts in the 47th minute, before Ghana International Frank Acheampong leveled the game in the 66th minute for Teda.

Apostollos Giannou scored a brace for Guangzhou in the 78th and 82nd minute before Nemaja Gudej’s goal minutes later reduced the tally to 3-2.

Ighalo was in action for Yatai for the whole duration of their game against Chongqing Lifan.

Though he did not score but posed a great threat to the defence of the away team.

Xiandong Fan opened scoring for Yatai in the 8th minute before Alan Kardec leveled scores in the 12th minute.

Long Tan got his brace in the second half, precisely in the 45th and 75th minute  to finish the game at 3-1.

Changchun Yatai finished the season in 8th position with 41 points from 21 matches, while Tianjin Teda finished 14th on the log with 28 points from 29 matches.

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