Some of Africa’s finest talents were on display across Europe this past weekend.
Nicolas Pepe helped Arsenal defeat West Bromwich Albion while Sadio Mane ended his goal scoring drought for Liverpool.
Victor Osimhen reached double digits for Napoli while Andy Delort continued his influence for Montpellier in France.
SADIO MANE, MOHAMMED SALAH &MOUSSA DJENEPHO.
All three African stars were involved as Liverpool defeated Southampton 2-0 in the Premier League on Saturday.
Salah assisted Mane’s first half strike as the Reds continued their pursuit for a top four finish in the league.
The Malian midfielder played 90 minutes and received a yellow card as Brighton and Hove Albion lost 2-1 against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Traore played 90 minutes and scored Aston Villa’s only goal in their 3-1 loss against Manchester United.
Benrahma played 73 minutes as West Ham United lost 1-0 against Everton at the London Stadium on Sunday.
PEPE, EL-NENY &DIAGNE
Arsenal got back to winning ways with a 3-1 home win against West Brom on Sunday.
Nicolas Pepe scored the second goal of the game while Mohamed El-neny also played 90 minutes for the Gunners.
Mbaye Diagne started and got substituted in the second half of the game for the visitors.
The Morocco international scored in the second half as Chelsea came from a goal down to beat Manchester City 2-1.
DJENE, ALLAN NYOM & PAPA DIOP
Djene and Nyom started and got substituted in the second half as Getafe lost 1-0 against Eibar.
Papa Diop played 90 minutes for Eibar.
YASSINE BOUNOU & YOUSSEF EN-NESYRI
Bounou played 90 minutes while En-Nesyri was a second half substitute as Sevilla held Real Madrid to a 2-2 draw at the Estadio Alfredo di Stefano.
FRANCK KESSIE & ISMAILA BENNACER
Kessie played 90 minutes while Bennacer lasted 82 minutes as AC Milan defeated Juventus 3-0 in Serie A.
The Ivorian winger played 61 minutes as Parma got hammered 5-2 by Atalanta.
Nwankwo played 90 minutes as Crotone’s woes continued with a 5-0 defeat away at AS Roma on Sunday.
Balde played 73 minutes and scored Sampdoria’s only goal as they got thumped 5-1 by newly crowned champions Inter Milan.
Kouame was a second half substitute as Fiorentina stunned Lazio 2-0 at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.
VICTOR OSIMHEN & EMMANUEL GYASI
Osimhen scored his ninth and tenth goal of the season as Napoli thumped Spezia 4-1 away from home.
Emmanuel Gyasi started and got substituted in the second half for Spezia.
The Algerian lasted 69 minutes as Borussia Mönchengladbach got hammered 6-0 by Bayern Munich on Saturday in the Bundesliga.
Haidara was introduced in the second half substitute, but couldn’t help RB Leipzig avoid a 3-2 defeat against Borussia Dortmund.
The Kenyan defender played 90 minutes as Mainz held Eintracht Frankfurt to a 1-1 draw at the Deutsche Bank Park Stadium.
Boulaya played 60 minutes as FC Metz lost 3-0 against Nimes Olympique.
Delort played 77 minutes as Montpellier defeated RC Strasbourg 3-2 in Ligue 1.
The winger played 82 minutes as FC Nantes defeated Girondins Bordeaux 3-0 on Saturday afternoon.
The former SC Amiens winger started and got substituted in the second half as RC Lens lost 3-0 against LOSC Lille.
KADEWERE, CORNET, EKAMBI & SLIMANI
All four stars were in action for Lyon as they thumped FC Lorient 4-1 in Ligue 1 on Saturday afternoon.
Slimani came off the bench to assist the fourth goal scored by Bruno Guimaraes.
The Cameroonian striker played 70 minutes and laid an assist Angers defeated Dijon 3-0 in Ligue 1.
Onuachu scored his 31st goal of the season as KRC Genk defeated Club Brugge 3-0 on Friday evening.
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