Obafemi Martins scores in Asian Champions League

Forgotten Super Eagles striker Obafemi Martins was on target in the Asian Champions League for Shanghai Shenhua on Tuesday against Sydney FC at Hongkou Football Stadium in China.

The 33-year-old forward took the lead on the 26th minutes of the encounter as he bundled home at the front post from Li Yunqiu’s low cross, but within eight minutes Sydney had turned it around.

Luke Wilkshire converted the rebound after Li Shuai saved Bobo’s header and Milos Ninkovic showed fine footwork to step up Alex Brosque, who smashed high into the roof of the net to make 2-1 for the visitors in the 34th minutes.

Shanghai Shenhua were level before the break, however, as Andrew Redmayne punched Bai Jiajun’s cross to the edge of the area, where Colombia international Fredy Guarin cushioned a calm volley beyond the despairing dive of the scrambling goalkeeper.

Elsewhere in Group H, Kashima Antlers took top spot as Mu Kanazaki’s brace earned his side a 2-1 win at Suwon Bluewings.

The Japanese side are with four points closely followed by Suwon Bluewings with three points while Shanghai Shenhua are third.

Sydney occupy bottom place with one point.

Shanghai Shenhua tackle South Korea side in next fixture Suwon Bluewings away on the 7th March.

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