Zidan misses Dortmund win over Nurnberg

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Monday 6 Dec 2010

Egyptian striker Mohamed Zidan missed Borussia Dortmund's 2-0 win over Nurnberg on Monday

Zidan watched Nurnberg game from the bench

Mats Hummels opened the scoring in the 23rd minute and teammate Robert Lewandowski added the second goal in the 88th to give their team a 10-point lead at the top.

Zidan,  he former Hamburg and Mainz striker was absent despite participating in his team’s last game against Karpaty Lviv in the Europa League after recovering from a serious knee injury.

Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp said the 28-year old player might need some time to regain his fitness after a seven-month injury layoff, which may be the reason he was kept as a bench warmer today.

“These 25 minutes have taken him a little further,” Klopp, who also managed Zidan at Mainz, said of the Pharaos striker’s comeback against Lviv.

Dortmund are now toping the Bundesliga table with 40 points, while Nurnberg are the 11th with only 18 points. 

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