Christian Bassogog was on target as Henan Jianye suffered a 2-1 defeat to Shandong Luneng in a Chinese Super League encounter.
After going down 2-0 to Chongqing Dangdai Lifan in their last league outing, Chang Woe-Ryong’s men started Sunday’s tie on a bright note with the 22-year-old winger grabbing the curtain raiser.
However, Li Xiaopeng’s side came from behind to halt the impressive start as the Red Devils suffered their fifth consecutive loss.
Jingdao Jin levelled proceeding for the visitors in the 47th minute before completing his brace nine minutes later.
Bassogog featured from start to finish but could not help his side from yet another disappointing outcome.
The defeat ensured that Henan Jianye remain in the 14th spot with four points from eight matches.
Bassogog has now scored two goals in eight league games this season and will be hoping for a better outing when they face Hebei CFFC on May 5.