Nicolas Anelka misses Shanghai debut after injury

Updated: 10 March 2012 19:03 IST

Nicolas Anelka's eagerly-awaited debut for Shanghai Shenhua was on hold Saturday after he missed his new club's first match of the season due to injury.

Shanghai:

Nicolas Anelka's eagerly-awaited debut for Shanghai Shenhua was on hold Saturday after he missed his new club's first match of the season due to injury.

Rumours of the former Chelsea striker's non-appearance first circulated several hours before kick-off on Weibo, China's equivalent of Twitter.

His place in the starting XI was taken by Australian Striker Joel Griffiths. With the first-half underway Shenhua were losing 1-0 to opponents Jiangsu Shuntian thanks to a 15th minute headed goal by Romainian Striker Christian Danalache.

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