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.

Nicolas Anelka misses Shanghai debut after 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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