A number of African stars were involved with their clubs abroad, FARPost wraps up this weekend’s action across Europe.
The Gabonese striker was given the match ball after netting a hat-trick for Arsenal as they defeated Leeds United 4-2 at home on Sunday evening.
MBAYE DIAGNE & SAMI AJAY
Both West Africans started for Westbromwich Albion as they held visitors Manchester United to a 1-1 draw.
Diagne opened his Premier League account for the newly promoted as side.
JOSH MAJA, JUNIOR LEMINA AND OLA AINA.
All three players started for Fulham United with Ola Aina laying an assist for the first goal for his countryman Maja who was named the Man of the Match after netting a brace to give the London side a 2-0 win.
The Malian winger came on in the second half for Southampton as they lost 2-1 to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
BETRAND TRAORE, TREZEGUET AND YVES BISSOUMA
Bertrand Traore started and got replaced by Trezeguet in the second half while Yves Bissouma lasted the entire game for Brighton and Hove Albion who held Aston Villa to a 0-0 draw.
Mahrez was introduced in the second half for Manchester City as they romped to a 3-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium thanks to a brace from Ikay Gundogan and a penalty from Rodri.
The Nigerian was back in the starting line-up for Leicester City as they stunned champions Liverpool 3-1 at the King Power Stadium.
The full back played 90 minutes for Getafe in their 1-0 loss against Real Sociedad.
The central midfielder played the entire 90 minutes for Eibar as they drew 1-1 against Valladolid in the Spanish top flight on Saturday.
The Ivorian central defensive midfielder started got substituted in the second half for Huesca as they narrowly lost 1-0 against Sevilla on Saturday afternoon.
The former Valencia midfielder started got substituted after 46 minutes as Atletico Madrid beat Granada 2-1 to maintain their spot at the top of the La Liga table.
TAIWO AWONIYI, NABIL BENTALEB &AMINE HARIT
Awoniyi started and got substituted after 85 minutes for Union Berlin.
Bentaleb and Harit also started for Schalke but could not help the club claim maximum points as the game ended in a 0-0 draw at the Berlin Stadium.
The centre back lasted the entire 90 minutes and received a yellow card as Borussia Mönchengladbach drew 0-0 against Wolfsburg.
Mwene played the entire 90 minutes for Mainz as they drew 2-2 against Bayer Leverkusen.
Nwankwo was introduced in the second half of the game for Crotone as they lost 2-1 against Sassuolo at home.
CHRISTIAN KOUAME & KEITA BALDE
Both attackers started, but Balde won the battle as he netted the first goal for Sampdoria who romped to a 2-1 win against Kouame’s Fiorentina in Serie A.
EMMANUEL GYASI, ISMAEL BENNACER & FRANCK KESSIE
Gyasi won the battle against his African compatriots as Spezia stunned log-leaders AC Milan on Saturday.
Gyasi laid an assist for the first goal for the hosts who went on to win 2-0 to dent Milan’s title hopes.
Kessie lasted the entire game while Bennacer was substituted in the second half for the log-leaders.
Osimhen lasted 75 minutes for Napoli as they beat Juventus 1-0 to go up the log while their opponents’ title hopes were dealt a big blow.
ANDY DELORT, TINO KADEWERE, TOKO EKAMBI & ISLAM SLIMANI
Andy delort lasted 46 minutes for Montpellier as they beat Olymique Lyon 2-1.
Ekambi lasted the whole game while Tino Kadewere was substituted for Slimani in the 62nd minute.
IDRISSA GANA GUEYE
The Senegalese international played the whole game for Paris Saint-Germain as they beat OGC Nice 2-1 on Saturday evening.
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