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Anelka scores in debut loss

March 16, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff
Nicolas Anelka made an instant impact in Chinese football on his Shanghai Shenhua debut, scoring as his side fell to a 3-2 defeat against bitter rivals Beijing Guo'an.

Anelka, 33, moved to the Chinese Super League side in January after a dispute with former-Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas and missed last week's season opener with a late injury picked up in training.

Making his debut in the confines of Beijing's Workers Stadium, Anelka witnessed his side fall 2-0 down shortly ...

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