The Nigerian striker has been the talisman for his side throughout the season but could not prevent a heavy defeat at home to Jiangsu Suning in a Chinese Super League (CSL) encounter
Super Eagles striker scores for Changchun Yatai against Jiangsu Suning
Odion Ighalo continued his good goalscoring form for Changchun Yatai but was unable to prevent defeat.
Ighalo scores for Changchun Yatai vs Jiangsu Suning
The 30-year-old was named from the start against Jiangsu Suning, but could do little as they conceded two first half goals.
The opener an own goal from Jie Sun in the 13th minute, Alex Teixeira converted a ball through to him by Eder in the 27th minute to send the away side two goals up going into the halftime break
Pengfei Xie added more misery to Ighalo's side when he converted a ball through to him by Yun Zhou in the 54th minute after the restart.
Odion Ighalo scored from the penalty spot in the 68th minute to reduce the lead, but the away side added two more goals when Eder converted a ball through to him by Alex Teixeira in the 78th and 88th minute.
Yufeng Xiao converted a ball through to him by Adrian Mierzejewski in the 90th minute but it turned out to be a mere consolation.
Ighalo is expected to return to action when they take on Mikel Obi on Saturday, October 6 before the international break.