CSL : Ighalo suffers heavy defeat with Shanghai Shenhua on his debut


It was a day to forget for Nigeria’s Super Eagles and Shanghai Shenhua striker Odion Ighalo as actions resumed in the Chinese Super League on Friday.

Ighalo moved to Shanghai Shenhua after the relegation of his former team Changchun Yatai.

Shanghai play host to defending champions of the league Shanghai SIPG and suffered 0-4 defeat.

Despite Ighalo tormenting the back line of SIPG, it was the away side that scored the opening goal in the 45th minute through an own goal from Colombia international Freddy Guarin.

The second half resumed with the host searching for a leveller but it was Wenjun Lue that doubled the lead of SIPG in the 65th minute.

The match situation became worse for Shenhua as they were reduced to 10-man after Di Gao was sent off and Brazilian international Oscar netting the third goal in the 79th minute.

Odil Akhemedov put the game beyond Shenhua in the 88th minute as he scored the fourth goal.

Ighalo scored 21 goals for Changchun Yatai last season to finished as the second top scorer in the Chinese League.

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