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Aiyegbeni on fire in China

Yakubu Aiyegbeni cannot stop scoring in China and  netted the winner for Guangzhou R&F in their 1-0 win over Changchun Yatai on match day 27 of the Chinese Super League (CSL).

Eagles, striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni
Eagles, striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni

The Nigerian’s effort on 56 minutes was a typically predatory finish as he latched onto a precise pass from Brazilian teammate, Rafael Coelho to coolly lift the ball past the onrushing Changchun Yatai goalkeeper, Song Zhenyu for the game’s only goal.

The win recorded at the Yuexiushan Stadium lifts Guangzhou R&F to fifth on the CSL standings with 36 points from 27 matches.

Yakubu’s goal against Changchun Yatai was his 13th in the league this season and underlines his status as one of the most feared marksmen in China’s top flight.

The 30-year-old scored nine league goals last season.


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