A number of African stars played crucial roles for their respective clubs abroad this past weekend.
The Malian winger played 85 minutes and scored the opening goal as Southampton romped to a 3-0 victory against AFC Bournemouth in the English FA Cup.
WILFRED NDIDI & KELECHI IHEANACHO
Both Nigerians started and played 90 minutes as Leicester City defeated Manchester United 3-1 to progress to the semi-final of the competition.
Iheanacho netted a brace and laid an assist as the Foxes continue to search for silverware this season.
Ziyech came off the bench and netted in additional time as Chelsea defeated Sheffield United to book their spot in the FA Cup semi-final.
ALEX IWOBI & RIYAD MAHREZ
Both stars were introduced in the second half of the game as Manchester City defeated Everton 2-0 on Saturday evening.
Chukwueze lasted 81 minutes for Villareal who defeated Cadiz 2-1 in the Spanish La Liga.
YASSINE BOUNOU & YUSUF EN-NESYRI
Bounou did something extraordinary this past weekend. The goalkeeper netted a dramatic late equaliser for Sevilla as they earned a point after a 1-1 draw with Valladolid.
En-Nesyri also started and played the entire 90 minutes for Sevilla.
KALIDOU KOULIBALY & VICTOR OSIMHEN
Koulibaly played the entire 90 minutes while Victor Osimhen was a second half substitute as Napoli defeated AS Roma 2-0 in Serie A on Sunday.
FRANCK KESSIE & CHRISTIAN KOUAME
Kessie played the entire game as AC Milan defeated Fiorentina 3-2.
Christian Kouame was introduced in the second half of the game for Fiorentina.
The Senegalese winger was introduced in the second half as Sampdoria defeated Torino 1-0 in Serie A.
Gyasi played the entire game and laid an assist as Spezia defeated Cagliari 2-1 on Saturday.
The striker netted a penalty, but it wasn’t enough as Crotone lost 3-2 against Bologna.
The Ghanaian defender played 72 minutes for Bayer Leverkusen who lost 3-0 against Hertha Berlin.
AMINE HARIT & RAMY BENSEBAINI
Borussia Mönchengladbach thumped Schalke 3-0 in the German Bundesliga on Saturday.
Bensebaini lasted the entire 90 minutes for Mönchengladbach while Amine Harit came on in the second half for Schalke.
Mwene played the whole game as Mainz defeated Hoffenheim 2-1 in the league.
The central defender played 77 minutes as RB Leipzig defeated Arminia 1-0 on Saturday evening.
CORNET, SLIMANI, EKAMBI, KADEWERE & GUEYE
Maxwell Cornet and Islam Slimani found the back of the net for Olympique Lyon, but it wasn’t enough to help the French side avoid a 4-2 defeat against Paris Saint-Germain.
Toko Ekambi and Tino Kadewere also featured for Lyon while Idrissa Gueye was in action for PSG.
The Nigerian winger started and got substituted in the second half of the game as Nantes drew 1-1 against Lorient.
Gueye lasted 78 minutes for FC Metz as they lost 3-1 against Stade Rennes in Ligue 1.
The Algerian striker played the whole game for Montpellier as they thumped Bordeaux 3-1.
Diatta came off the bench and scored the fourth goal in Monaco’s 4-0 victory against St-Etienne.
PATSON DAKA, ENOCK MWEPU & KARIM ADEYEMI
Patson Daka scored the only goal of the game as RB Salzburg defeated LASK 1-0.
Mwepu played the entire game while Adeyemi was a late second half substitute for Salzburg.
The striker found the back of the net as Kas Eupen defeated KV Kortrijk 2-0 in the Belgian Pro League.
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