Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Victor Osimhen, Sebastian Haller and Junior Lemina played a big part for their respective clubs overseas, over the weekend.
We wrap up this past weekend’s action of African footballers abroad.
SALAH, MANE, MAJA, LEMINA & AINA
Mohammed Salah played the entire 90 minutes for Liverpool while Sadio Mane could only come on as a second half substitute, but none were able to help the defending champions avoid a 1-0 defeat against Fulham.
Ola Aina, Josh Maja and Junior Lemina all started for Fulham with Lemina scoring the only goal of the game to help the London side keep their survival hopes alive.
The Algerian played 90 minutes for Manchester City but couldn’t help them avoid a 2-0 home defeat against rivals Manchester United.
AYEW, ZAHA & SCHLUPP
Jordan Ayew played the whole game while Wilfried Zaha and Jeffrey Schlupp were introduced in the second half in Crystal Palace’s 4-1 loss against Tottenham Hotspur.
Wilfried Zaha made his long-awaited come back for the Eagles.
Diagne started and got substituted in the second half as West Brom drew 0-0 against Newcastle United.
The Malian winger was a second half substitute for Southampton as they beat Sheffield United 2-0 in the Premier League.
AMARTEY, NDIDI, IHEANACHO & BISSOUMA
All four players were named in the starting line-up, but Bussouma was in the losing side as Leicester came from a goal down to beat Brighton and Hove Albion 2-1.
Kelechi Iheanacho and Daniel Amartey scored the goals for Leicester while Adam Lallana scored the only goal for the Seagulls.
BERTRAND TRAORE & TREZEGUET
Traore started and got substituted in the second half for Trezeguet in Aston Villa’s 0-0 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
AUBAMEYANG, PEPE & PARTEY
Aubameyang netted for the Gunners in their 1-1 draw against Burnley.
Thomas Partey started and got substituted in the second half while Nicolas Pepe was introduced after 69 minutes.
Kondogbia was a second half substitute for Atletico Madrid as they drew 1-1 with Real Madrid in the Madrid derby.
The Senegalese midfielder played 80 minutes in SD Eibar’s 1-0 loss against Cadiz.
Chukwueze lasted 90 minutes down the right wing for Villareal as they lost 2-1 against Valencia in La Liga.
Doumbia was introduced in the 81st minute of the game for Huesca as they lost 4-3 against Celta Vigo.
Simy was the difference for Crotone in their 4-2 victory against Torino in the Serie A.
The attacker scored twice for the home side as they defeated their Turin visitors on Sunday.
Osimhen made his return from injury and netted his first goal of the new year as they beat Bologna 3-1 in Serie A.
Balde started and got substituted in the second half for Sampdoria as they drew 2-2 with Cagliari.
The defensive midfielder started and got substituted in the second half of the game as Fiorentina drew 3-3 with Parma.
Gervinho was in action for Parma.
The Nigerian laid an assist as Koln came from a goal down to equalise against Werder Bremen.
RAMY BENSEBAINI & JEREMIE FRIMPONG
Bensebaini lasted the whole 90 minutes for Borussia Mönchengladbach as they lost 1-0 against Bayer Leverkusen. Frimpong also played the entire game for Leverkusen.
Ekambi started and got substituted in the second half in Lyon’s 5-2 win against Sochaux in the French Cup
Gueye got substituted after 74 minutes in Paris Saint-Germain’s 3-0 win against Stade Brest in the French Cup.
The Senegalese youngster found the back of the net for Metz as they thrashed Valenciennes 4-0 to advance in the French Cup.
PATSON DAKA, ENOCK MWEPU & KARIM ADEYEMI
The trio was in action for Redbull Salzburg with Daka and Mwepu finding the back of the net in Salzburg’s 4-1 win against St Polten.
The Ivorian was on the score sheet as Ajax Amsterdam defeated FC Groningen 3-1.
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