By Johnny Edward:
Odion Ighalo’s Changchun Yatai crashed out of the Chinese FA Cup on Tuesday losing 4-3 on penalties to Division 2 League side, Sichuan Jiuniu after regulation time ended 1-1, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
An own goal from Xiao Yufeng gave Sichuan Jiuniu the lead one minutes before half time, but Tiancheng Tan restored parity for Changchun Yatai.
Ighalo who scored four goals against Guizhou Hengfeng in a Chinese Super League game last Saturday was left out of the matchday squad.
The Nigeria international has scored four goals in seven CSL games.
The 28 year old striker is expected to return to action for Changchun Yatai when they take on Shanghai SIPG in their next league game on Sunday.
Changchun Yatai are 10th in the table with eight points from seven games.