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Super Eagles’ captain, Mikel John Obi and his compatriot Odion Ighalo, both of Tianjin Teda and Changchun Yatai respectively, lost their first games in their season opener in the Chinese Super League.

Mikel in action for Tianjin Teda Saturday in the CSL opener
Mikel in action for Tianjin Teda Saturday in the CSL opener

Mikel’s Teda lost 2-0 to Shandong Luneng with goals from Binbin Liu (78′) and Papiss Cisse (82′). Brown Ideye, who recently joined Mikel from Olympiacos, was not listed for the game.

Odion Ighalo’s Changchun Yatai , on the other hand, succumbed to the superiority of Shanghai SIPG, losing 5-1.

Brazilian Hulk started the rout for Shanghai SIPG vs Changchun Yatai
Brazilian Hulk started the rout for Shanghai SIPG vs Changchun Yatai

Brazilian Hulk started the rout before another Brazilian, Elkeson scored a hat-trick and final goal from the boot of Lei Wu.

Odion Ighalo played all 90 minutes in Changchun Yatai's 5-1 loss to Shanghai SIPG in the CSL opener
Odion Ighalo played all 90 minutes in Changchun Yatai’s 5-1 loss to Shanghai SIPG in the CSL opener

After just a game Tianjin Teda are placed 15th while Changchun Yatai sit 16th at the bottom of the table.

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