In a stunning display of skill and determination, Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi marked his first goal of the season in the Chinese Super League (CSL), propelling Tianjin Teda to a remarkable 2-1 comeback victory over Guangzhou R and F. The triumph unfolded at the Tianjin Olympic Sports Center on Saturday, leaving fans in awe of Mikel’s pivotal role in securing the win.
The match kicked off with an early lead by Guangzhou R and F, with Zhizhao Chen finding the net in the ninth minute. Undeterred, Mikel orchestrated a comeback, leveling the score at 1-1 with a precise strike in the 27th minute. The momentum continued for Tianjin Teda as Jiakang Hui sealed the deal with a decisive goal in the 29th minute, clinching a 2-1 home victory.
Mikel’s goal-breaking performance comes after a six-game goal drought for Tianjin Teda in the current league campaign. Last season, the seasoned midfielder managed only one goal in 13 league appearances for the club, making this recent achievement a significant moment in his CSL journey.
The win positions Tianjin Teda at eighth place in the 16-team league table, garnering a total of eight points in what promises to be a competitive season. The team’s second victory of the season demonstrates their resilience and ability to navigate challenging encounters.
As Mikel Obi opens his goal account, Tianjin Teda supporters are filled with optimism for the remainder of the CSL campaign, eagerly anticipating further stellar performances from their captain on the pitch.