Tino Kadewere, Ramy Bensebaini and Patson Daka continued to play important roles for their respective clubs in Europe as we wrap up the performances of African footballers abroad.
PATSON DAKA, ENOCK MWEPU AND SEIKOU KOITA
The trio was in action for Salzburg as they cruised to a 2-0 away win against Altach in the Austrian Bundesliga. Daka scored the second goal for Salzburg after an initial own goal by Zwinschenbrugger.
EKAMBI, KADEWERE & SLIMANI
Tino Kadewere stole the show with a brace for Olympique Lyon as they smashed Saint-Etienne 5-0 in Ligue 1. Brazilian defender Marcelo Filho also registered a brace before Memphis Depay closed the scoring in fine style.
Cameroonian forward Toko Ekambi also started for Lyon while Slimani came off the bench in the second half.
FARID BOULAYE & KALIFA COULLIBALLY
Boulaye scored a beautiful goal for FC Metz as they defeated FC Nantes 2-0 in the league. Coulibally played the entire 90 minutes, but could not help Nantes avoid the defeat away from home.
MOHAMMED SALAH & SADION MANE
Salah started and played the entire 90 minutes for LLiverpol. He scorrd a brace as the English champions lost 3-2 against Manchester United. Senegal winger Sadio Mane came on in the second half, but could not help Jurgen Klopp’s avoid the defeat at Old Trafford.
Anguissa started and got substituted in the second half as Fulham lost 3-0 against Burnley.
Ziyech started and got substituted in the second half as Chelsea defeated Luton Town 3-1 in the FA Cup on Saturday.
The Algerian was once again instrumental for Borussia Mönchengladbach as they defeated Borussia Dortmund 4-2 in the Bundesliga.
The defender scored the third goal as Monchengladbach took all three points in probably the game of the weekend.
PEPE, EL NENY AND PARTEY
Nicolas Pepe and Mohammed El Neny started while the Ghanaian anchor was introduced in one second half of the game for Arsenal as they lost 1-0 away against Southampton.
The Nigerian striker finally made his long-awaited return to action for Napoli, but it was not a pleasant return one as Napoli lost 3-1 against Hellas Verona.
SOFYAN AMRABAT & SIMY NWANKWO
Moroccan midfielder Amrabat was on the winning side as his Fiorentina defeated Nwankwo’s Crotone on Saturday.
Although the Nigerian striker scored the goal for the visitors, his goal wasn’t enough to help the club avoid defeat.
The Ivorian played 90 minutes and got a yellow card as AC Milan lost 3-0 against Atalanta.
Goals from Colombian Duvan Zapata, Josip Illicic and Cristian Romero were enough to give Atalanta the victory.
The Guinean was introduced in the second half of the game for Roma as they beat Spezia 4-3 in Serie A.
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By Prince Sobayeni