It was all about the Super Eagles strikers when Tianjin TEDA hosted Shanghai Shenhua on Friday in a Chinese Super League match.
The match-up would have seen three Super Eagles players on parade but for injury to Tianjin TEDA and Super Eagles’ captain, John Mikel Obi’s, two Nigerians were on parade and they flooded the Tuanbo Soccer Stadium with goals.
Former Olympiakos and West Brom striker scored a brace for Tianjin TEDA while former Inter and Newcastle striker Obafemi Martins scored a goal.
Obafemi Martins put the visitor in front in the 11th minute when he raced in to score from Moreno’s beautiful assist.
With the match going from one end to another Brown Ideye restored parity for the home team in the 36th minute.
At half time it was 1-1 and there was nothing separating the two teams. The second half began just as the first half ended with both teams going for the kill but it was TEDA who got the better of Shanghai Shenhua when Ideye completed his brace with another finish off Yuanyi assist.
The second half began just as the first half ended with both teams going for the kill, but it was Tianjin TEDA who got the better of Shanghai Shenhua when Ideye completed his brace with another finish off Yuanyi assist.
Ideye and co hung on to their lead to secure their third victory of the season.
The victory has taken Tianjin TEDA to 8th on the log with 13 points after 12 games while Shanghai Shenhua occupy the 12th position with 12 points after 11 round of games.
Brown Ideye has now scored 4 times in 10 matches played for Tianjin TEDA while Obafemi Martins has 4 goals in 6 games played for Shanghai Shenhua.