Chinese Super league side, Tianjin Teda suffered defeat again in the league despite the return of Nigeria Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi.
Teda who suffered 1-0 loss to Shanghai Shenhua on Wednesday failed to bounce back on Saturday when they hosted Chongqing Lifan.
Mikel on his part did not take part in the Shanghai game due to accumulation of cards, but returned for the weekend clash.
It was Alan Kardec of Lifan that opened the scoring in the 10th minute of the encounter before Jiakang Hui leveled the scores twenty minutes later.
Despite Teda’s possession play at the middle through the effort of Mikel Obi its was Lifan who scored again on the stroke of half time with Kardec completing his brace.
The second stanza resumed with Teda pushing to come back but all the effort of Mikel and his teammates were nullified by the defenders of Lifan to claim the maximum points with a 1-2 victory.