Man on fire, Odion Ighalo netted four times against Guizhou Zhicheng at the weekend

Super Eagles’ striker, Odion Jude Ighalo continued his goals scoring form for the second consecutive game, but could not stop his club from losing 2-1 at home to Shandong Luneng, reports.

Still smarting from his record-breaking goal last Tuesday, Ighalo opened the scoring for Changchun with 24 minutes played when he cunningly evaded the attention of four markers to convert a Xiaodong Fan pass, a lead they held going into the halftime break.

Unbeaten in their previous ten matches, Shandong equalised two minutes after the break when former Southampton striker Graziano Pelle scored from a Diego Tardelli cross.

With the game becoming more of a ding-dong affair, Serbian defender, Nemanja Pejçinovic put through his own goal seven minutes after the hour mark to put the visitors ahead, a lead they held till the final whistle.

Ighalo was on for the entire match duration and netted his 8th league goal of the campaign. He also completed 100% of his dribbles, 85% of his passes, whilst also winning 6 duels contested and finishing with a game rating of 7.6.

The result leaves Changchun 13th on the log with fourteen points while Shandong climbs up to the summit with 27 points after 13 matches.