Africa’s best exports were in action across Europe this past weekend.
Liverpool trio Sadio Mane, Naby Keita and Mohammed Salah stole the show with match winning perfomances as the Reds defeated Crystal Palace 3-0 at Anfield.
MWEPU, BISSOUMA, NDIDI & IHEANACHO
Brighton and Hove Albion pulled off one of the shock results of the weekend after defeating Leicester City 2-1 at the Amex Stadium.
Enock Mwepu was a second half substitute while Yves Bissouma lasted 79 minutes for Brighton.
Ndidi played 90 minutes while Iheanacho featured from the bench for the losing Foxes.
The Algerian netted his third Premier League goal of the season for West Ham United, but it wasn’t enough to help them avoid a 2-1 home defeat to Manchester United on Sunday.
TRAORE, NAKAMBA & IWOBI
Aston Villa ran riot and defeated high-flying Everton 3-0 on Saturday.
Bertrand Traore and Marvelous Nakamba were second half substitutes for Villa while Alex Iwobi started and played 81 minutes for Everton.
SALAH, MANE, KEITA, AYEW & ZAHA
Mohammed Salah, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita all found the back of the net as Liverpool defeated Crystal Palace 3-0 at home.
Jordan Ayew and Wilfried Zaha both played 90 minutes, but couldn’t help the Eagles avoid defeat.
Mahrez was introduced in the second half as Manchester City were held to a goalless draw by Southampton.
The Moroccan played 46 minutes as Wolverhampton Wanderers lost 2-0 against Brentford.
Dia played 56 minutes as Villarreal drew 0-0 against RCD Mallorca.
The central defensive midfielder lasted 56 minutes as Atletico Madrid drew 0-0 against Athletic Bilbao.
The Togolese centre back played 90 minutes, but couldn’t help Getafe avoid a 3-0 defeat to Rayo Vallecano.
Kessie lasted 64 minutes as AC Milan drew 1-1 against Juventus.
Gyasi played 90 minutes as Spezia defeated Venezia 2-1 in the Italian Serie A.
Awoniyi lasted 55 minutes as Union Berlin lost 4-2 against Borussia Dortmund in the German Bundesliga.
Haidara made another start and scored as RB Leipzig drew 1-1 against FC Koln.
KEVIN PRINCE BOATENG
The veteran attacker played 60 minutes as Hertha Berlin defeated Furth 2-1 on Friday evening.
TOKO EKAMBI, SLIMANI & GANA GUEYE
Paris Saint-Germain won 2-1 against rivals Olympique Lyonnais in Ligue 1.
Idrissa Gana Gueye played 90 minutes for the Parisians.
Islam Slimani lasted 90 minutes while Toko Ekambi lasted 65 minutes for Lyon.
SOFIANE BOUFAL & MOSES SIMON
Boufal played 90 minutes as Angers SCO lost 4-1 against FC Nantes.
Nigerian winger Moses Simon played 64 minutes and laid two assists for winning Nantes.
Sulemana was a second half substitute as Stade Rennes lost 2-0 against Òlympique Marseille.
Diatta was a second half substitute as AS Monaco drew 2-2 against high-flying OGC Nice.
GAEL KAKUTA & REINILDO MANDAVA
Reigning French Ligue 1 champions LOSC Lille lost 1-0 against RC Lens on Saturday.
Mozambican defender Mandava lasted 78 minutes for Lille while DR Congo attacking midfielder Kakuta played 86 for Lens.
IBRAHIMA NIANE & PAPE SAAR
Saar lasted 90 minutes while Niane played 46 minutes as FC Metz lost 3-0 against RC Strasbourg Alcace.
Munetsi played 60 minutes as Stade Reims drew 0-0 against FC Lorient.
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By Prince Sobayeni