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Nigeria striker Ordega shines as Changchun hold Shanghai

The Nigerian inspired her side's win in Shanghai but her Ghanaian counterpart could not save the leaders from defeat with her contribution

Fransisca Ordega's assist helped Shanghai secure a 1-1 draw against Changchun Zhuoyue in a Chinese Women's Super League encounter on Monday.

Prior to the encounter, Shanghai were looking to reduce the 11-point gap with leaders Jiangsu Suning following their 3-0 win at Wuhan Chedu Jiangda last Thursday.

Changchun, on their own part, were aiming to improve on their 0-0 draw at Beijing Phoenix last week, in a bid to retake the second spot.

The visitors went in front early enough when Miao Siwen scored her fifth goal of the season off Ordega's assist just 10 minutes into the match.

However, Long Chen scored in the 53rd minute as the hosts settled for a share of the spoils at the Development Area Stadium.

Ordega, who featured for the duration, has now made three assists and scored thrice in seven outings for Shanghai on her debut season in China.

The result keeps Shanghai in second with 14 points from six matches and they will face leaders Jiangsu Suning on August 25.