John Obi Mikel’s Tianjin Teda survive relegation from Chinese Super League

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The Super Eagles skipper was on from start to finish as the Tigers defeated Beijing Guoan to escape demotion to League 1

John Obi Mikel’s Tianjin Teda escaped the drop from the Chinese Super League after defeating Beijing Guona 2-0 at Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium.

Mbaye Diagne’s brace inspired Uli Stielike’s men to victory to remain afloat after Yanbian bowed 2-1 at home to Henan Jianye.

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The Tigers look destined for relegation at the beginning of June no thanks to their appalling run that saw them lose 10 out of 13 matches.

But a change in fortune saw them step up their game-winning four games at a bounce to steer clear of relegation battle with two games left.

30-year-old Mikel played a crucial role in this survival, netting once in 11 games for the Tianjin outfit.

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