How Africans fared in Europe this weekend…

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Sadio Mane was the main man for Liverpool as they secured Champions League football for next season while Franck Kessie netted a brace to help AC Milan finish second in Serie A.

MANE, SALAH, ZAHA & AYEW

Liverpool romped to a 2-0 victory against Crystal Palace at Anfield on Sunday.

Sadio Mane scored a brace after being set-up by his striking partners Roberto Firmino and Mohammed Salah. Salah played the entire 90 minutes and laid an assist for the crucial second goal for the Reds.

Wilfried Zaha and Jordan Ayew both lasted the entire 90 minutes, but couldn’t help the Eagles avoid the loss.

RIYAD MAHREZ

The winger played 65 minutes as Manchester City hammered Everton 5-0 in the Premier League.

PEPE, PARTEY, AUBAMEYANG & BISSOUMA

Arsenal finished the season on a high after a 2-0 victory against Brighton and Hove Albion at the Emirates Stadium.

Nicolas Pepe scored another brace for the Gunners as they got a second win in a row. Thomas Partey and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang were also in action for the London side.

Yves Bissouma lasted the entire 90 minutes for the Seagulls who finished the season in 16th place.

TRAORE, NAKAMBA & HAKIM ZIYECH

Bertrand Traore found the back of the net as Aston Villa stunned Chelsea 2-1 at Villa Park.

Zimbabwean midfielder Marvelous Nakamba played 90 minutes while Hakim Ziyech was a second half substitute for the Blues.

ZAMBO ANGUISSA & JOSH MAJA

Anguissa lasted 46 while Maja was a 64th minute substitute in Fulham’s 2-0 loss against Newcastle United.

KELECHI IHEANACHO & WILFRED NDIDI

Both Nigerians played 90 minutes, but couldn’t help Leicester City avoid a 4-2 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur.

ANDY DELORT & MOSES SIMON

Delort played the entire 90 minutes and scored the second goal as Montpellier defeated FC Nantes 2-1 on Sunday.

Simon started and got substituted in the second half for the home side.

FARID BOULAYA

The Algerian played 90 minutes and scored a goal as FC Metz drew 1-1 against Olympique Marseille.

IDRISSA GANA GUEYE

The Senegalese midfielder made his return from suspension as Paris Saint-Germain defeated Stade Brest 2-0 on Sunday.

KREPIN DIATTA

Diatta was a second half substitute as AS Monaco were held to a 0-0 draw by RC Lens.

REINILDO MANDAVA

The defender played 90 minutes as LOSC Lille defeated Angers SCO 2-1 to be crowned as the new champions of France.

TOKO EKAMBI & ISLAM SLIMANI

Ekambi scored a brace as Olympique Lyon lost 3-2 against OGC Nice.

Islam Slimani was a second half substitute for Lyon.

YACCINE BOUNOU& YOUSEF EN-NESYRI

Both Moroccans played 90 minutes as Sevilla defeated Alaves 1-0 on Sunday.

IDRISSA DOUMBIA

The midfielder was a second half substitute as Huesca drew 0-0 against Valencia.

PAPA DIOP

Diop started and got substitute in the second half as Eibar lost 1-0 against FC Barcelona.

VICTOR OSIMHEN

The Nigerian striker played 90 minutes as Napoli were held to a 1-1 draw by Hellas Verona.

EMMANUEL GYASI

Gyasi played 90 minutes as Spezia drew 1-1 against AS Roma.

FRANCK KESSIE

Kessie played 90 minutes and scored two penalties to propel AC Milan to a 2-0 victory against Atalanta Calcio. The victory ensured that the Rossoneri finished the season in second place behind rivals Inter Milan.

SIMY NWANKWO

The striker played 90 minutes as Crotone held Fiorentina to a 0-0 draw on Saturday.

AMINE HARIT

Harit played 90 minutes, but couldn’t help Schalke avoid a 1-0 defeat against FC Koln.

AMADOU HAIDARA

Haidara played 90 minutes as RB Leipzig lost 2-1 away at Union Berlin.

RAMY BENSEBAINI 

The defender played 84 minutes and scored the third goal as Borussia Mönchengladbach defeated Werder Bremen 4-2 on Saturday.

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