John Obi Mikel and Javier Mascherano in action as Tianjin Teda held by Hebei CFFC

Football superstars John Obi Mikel and Javier Mascherano made a debut at Chinese Super League as Tianjin Teda were held by visiting Hebei CFFC on Saturday game.

Both of them were in action for full 90 minutes in their maiden league game at the Far East.

Forward Jiakang Hui took the lead for Tianjin Teda from a Johnathan assist in the 25th minute

Hebei CFFC had the chance to level off in the 69 minute when they were awarded a penalty. However, the Argentine forward Ezequiel Lavezzi failed to convert from the penalty spot.

With four minutes remaining to play, Manuel Pellegrini’s side earned a 1-1 draw thanks to a goal of Chengdong Zhang.