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A number of African footballers played crucial roles for their clubs across Europe this past weekend.

FARPost wraps up the performances of our African footballers abroad.

SAID BENRAHMA

Benrahma was a second half substitute for West Ham United as they narrowly lost 1-0 against Manchester United on Sunday evening.

West Ham have emerged as a strong candidate for European football after their rise in the Premier League this season.

WILFRED NDIDI & KELECHI IHEANACHO

Both Nigerians started and played the entire 90 minutes for Leicester City as they thrashed struggling Sheffield United 5-0 on Sunday afternoon.

Iheanacho netted a hat-trick for the Foxes who maintained their spot in the top four.

PEPE, ELNENY & PARTEY

Thomas Partey played the entire game while Nicolas Pepe and Mohammed Elneny were both second half substitutes for Arsenal who came from a goal down to defeat Tottenham Hotspur in the London derby.

YVES BISSOUMA & MOUSSA DJENEPO

Both Malians were in action as Southampton took on Brighton and Hove Albion on a chilly Sunday afternoon.

Yves Bissouma won the duel as the Seagulls defeated the Saints in their own backyard at St.Marry’s Stadium.

ANGUISSA, AINA & LEMINA

Anguissa and Aina played the whole game while Junior Lemina was substituted in the second half as Fulham lost 3-0 against log-leaders Manchester City.

ALEX IWOBI

The Nigerian lasted the entire 90 minutes for Everton as they lost 2-1 against Burnley at Goodison Park.

DIAGNE, ZAHA & AYEW

Wilfried Zaha and Jordan Ayew got the better of Mbaye Diagne as Crystal Palace defeated West Brom 1-0 at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

Ayew started and got substituted in the second half while Zaha and Diagne lasted the entire game.

HAKIM ZIYECH

Ziyech got a rare start for Chelsea as they visited Elland Road to take on Leeds United.

The Moroccan got substituted in the second half as either of the two sides managed to find the back of the net in 90 minutes. It ended in a 0-0 stalemate.

TREZEGUET & BERTRAND TRAORE

The duo started in the front line alongside Ollie Watkins and got substituted in the second half for Aston Villa as they drew 1-1 against Newcastle United.

PAPA DIOP & SAMUEL CHUKWUEZE

Diop played the whole 90 minutes for SD Eibar while Chukwueze was introduced in the second half for Villareal who thumped their hosts 3-1 in La Liga to move up to seventh spot on the table.

ALLAN NYOM & DJENE DAKONAN

Djene played the entire 90 minutes for Getafe as they drew 0-0 with Atletico Madrid.

Nyom was given his marching orders after a reckless tackle in the 70th minute of the clash.

KOULIBALY, OSIMHEN & KESSIE

Napoli dented AC Milan’s title hopes on Sunday. Genaro Gattuso’s side ran out as 1-0 winners on the day.

Franck Kessie started and got substituted in the second half for Milan.

Kalidou Koulibaly played the entire 90 minutes while Victor Osimhen came on in the second half of the encounter.

CHRISTIAN KOUAME

Kouame was introduced in the 78th minute of the game for Fiorentina as they beat Bonavento 4-1 in the Italian Serie A.

EMMANUEL GYASI

The Ghanaian winger played the entire 90 minutes for Spezia as they lost 3-1 against Atalanta Calcio on Friday evening.

JEREMIE FRIMPONG

The Ghanaian defender started and played the whole match for Bayer Leverkusen as they lost 2-1 against Arminia in the Bundesliga on Sunday.

AMADOU HAIDARA

Haidara lasted 86 minutes for RB Leipzig as they drew 1-1 against Eintracht Frankfurt.

AMINE HARIT

The Moroccan attacking midfielder started and got substituted in the second half as Schalke got thrashed 5-0 by Wolfsburg on Saturday evening.

MOSES SIMON

The Nigerian winger was voted Man of the Match after his stellar display for FC Nantes against French champions Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday.

Simon netted the second goal as Nantes won 2-1 away from home against Mauricio Potchetino’s side.

SAMUEL KALU & MOUSSA KONATE

Kalu started and got substituted in the second half for Bordeaux as they beat Dijon 3-1 in the league on Sunday.

Konate came on in the second half and netted the only goal for Dijon.

ANDY DELORT

The Algerian star scored for Montpellier as they came from a goal down to draw 1-1 against Nimes Olympique.

KADEWERE, EKAMBI, SLIMANI & MUNETSI

Marshall Munetsi played the entire game for Stade Reims as they drew 1-1 against Olympique Lyon.

Tino Kadewere came on for Toko Ekambi in the second half and netted an additional time equaliser for Lyon.

Islam Slimani also came on in the second half for the French giants.

DAKA, MWEPU & ADEYEMI

Patson Daka continued his hot form for RB Salzburg as he netted the third goal for the Austrian giants who defeated FC Flyeralarm 3-1 in the league.

Enock Mwepu lasted 89 minutes while Karim Adeyemi was substituted after 67 minutes. Adeyemi laid an assist for Daka’s goal.

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