Former Olympiacos striker Brown Ideye lasted 90 minutes for Tianjin Teda. But failed to score, neither did his presence prevent his side from succumbing to a 1-2 loss at home to Guangzhou R&F.
Yuan Li opened scores for the home side in the 26th minute before Eran Zahavi equalised in the 39th minute.
Renatinho sealed all three points for Guangzhou in the 72nd minute.
Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel who also doubles as captain of Tianjin was not dressed as he is recovering from injury.
Anthony Ujah also lasted the whole duration of play in Liaoning Hongyun’s 1-2 loss to Tianjin Quanjian. The former Werder Bremen striker failed to register his name on the scoresheet but watched teammate Yanjun Zhang’s 55th minute goal prove to be a mere consolation after Xingcan Li and Brazilian forward Alexander Pato gave the visitors a 2-0 half time lead.
Former Super Eagles striker Obafemi Martins was not named in Shanghai Shenhua’s squad that beat Yanbian 2-0 away from home.
Argentine star and world’s highest earning player Carlos Tevez was on hand to open scoring in the absence of his Nigerian teammate before Yunding Cao concluded scoring for Shanghai Shenhua.
Finally, highest paid Nigerian player and record signing, Odion Ighalo was on the pitch for 90 minutes as visiting Changchun Yatai picked a hard fought 1-1 draw against their host Chongqing Lifan .
The former Watford star Ighalo didn’t get a clear sight at goal to increase his tally for Changchun Yatai.