Super Eagles striker Brown Ideye was taken off at half time in Tianjin TEDA's 4-0 thumping away to Hebei CFFC in a Chinese Super League game on Saturday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
A brace from Argentine forward Ezequiel Lavezzi and strikes from Stephanie Mbia and Ciao Zhang condemned a 10-man Tianjin TEDA to their third defeat of the season in seven games.
The Nigerian forward who was making his second start (his fourth appearance) had two attempts on goal before he made way for Honglue Zhao.
Ideye had the chance to restore parity 10 minutes after Lavezzi's penalty had given hosts Hebei CFFC the lead in the 22nd minute but his half volley was well saved by the goalkeeper.
He also watched in anger as his header in the 35th minute sailed wide. Tianjin TEDA are seventh in the Chinese Super League table with eight points from seven matches and will face Odion Ighalo's Changchun Yatai in their next game.