Nigerian international, Obafemi Akinwunmi Martins scored his first Asian Champions League goal on Wednesday as Chinese club, Shanghai Greenland Shenhua played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at home to Australia’s Sydney FC, AOIFootball.com reports.
The former Inter Milan striker opened scoring in an action-packed first half when he fired past the visitor’s goalkeeper in the 26th minute after being set up by Yungiu Li to put Shenhua one goal up.
The lead, however, lasted for just three minutes as Luke Wilkshire equalized for the visitors before Alex Bruce completed the turnaround 10 minutes to half-time with a smart finish to put Sydney 2-1 up.
With half-time looming, Colombian midfielder Fredy Guarin pulled Shenhua level as the first half ended 2-2.
Both teams gunned for their first victory of the group stage in an explosive second half with the home team coming close to scoring with Guarin hitting the woodwork during the closing stages of the game.
Martins and Shanghai, however, failed to find the winner as both teams had to settle for a draw.
Martins, who was on for all 90 minutes, had a game rating of 7.3, hitting three shots in the game while also completing 78% passes.
The result leaves Shanghai Shenhua with 2 points from their opening two games which places them 3rd in Group H, two points behind Kashina which have four points from the same number of games.