Obafemi Martins scores stunner to help his Chinese club win first FA cup trophy in 19 years


– Former Super Eagles striker scores for Shenhua in China

– Martins scored seven goals in 1159 minutes from 13 Chinese Super League matches

– The Chinese FA Cup is his first trophy in China

Former Nigerian international Obafemi Martins scored to help his Shenhua team win the Chinese FA Cup on Sunday, November 25.

The veteran Nigeria striker completed the job at the Shanghai Stadium as his side held their own against the battering Red Eagles.

Shenhua beat Shanghai SIPG on the away goals rule after Sunday’s second leg ended 3-2 to make it 3-3 on aggregate.

Wenjun Lue opened the scoring for André Villas-Boas’ men before Yunding Cao levelled proceedings for the visitors on the stroke of half time.

Eight minutes past the hour mark, Martins gave the visitors the lead for the first time in the tie. The former Inter Milan marksman cut in from the right to curl in a beautiful effort.

However Brazilian Hulk scored a penalty to level matters before an own goal from Shenhua captain Giovanni Moreno gave SIPG the win on the night.

SIPG also finished with 10 men after the sending off of Fu Huan in the final moments of the match.

Source : Naij.com

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