Awoniyi, Salah Star As Africans Face Highs And Lows In Europe

It was an unpalatable feeling at Selhurst Park as Liverpool took Crystal Palace to the cleaners.

The game featuring more than six African players saw highs and lows as the Reds made the Eagles see red.

Title favourites, Liverpool got out of the blocks in good time to thrash a hapless Palace side featuring Ghanaian internationals, Jeffrey Schlupp and Jordan Ayew, Senegal’s Cheikh Kouyate, Ivory Coast’s Wilfred Zaha and Anglo-Nigerian Ebere Eze. The heavy presence of Africans was however nullified by yet another star performance from Egyptian, Mohammed Salah.

Salah and teammate and Senegal star, Sadio Mane both scored three goals in the drubbing. Guinean international, Naby Keita also featured in the game.

In Germany, the Liverpool connection continued as Taiwo Awoniyi, on loan from Anfield, continued his resurgence at Union Berlin. The former youth international scored against Borussia Dortmund to help his capital-based side to a victory over the Black and Yellow. It was Awoniyi’s 4th goal in 6 games. – High

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Dortmund’s 16-year old Cameroonian, Youssoufa Moukoko became the youngest goalscorer in the history of the German Bundesliga in the game. – High

In Leicester’s 2-0 away win over Tottenham, Nigeria’s Wilfred Ndidi was a solid presence for the Foxes as they tore Jose Mourinho’s side apart. – High

In Italy, Khalidou Koulibaly and Napoli fell to a 2-0 loss to Lazio in a game Victor Osimhen missed due to a shoulder injury he sustained while on international duty. – Low

Inter’s Morrocan international, Achraf Hakimi was on the scoresheet as the Nerazzuris defeated Spezia 2-1. – High

Nigeria’s Simy Nwankwo scored as Crotone fell to a 3-1 defeat to Sampdoria. The lanky attacker scored from the spot in the game to take his season’s tally to four. – Low

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Mali’s Charles Traore grabbed a goal as Nantes played a 1-1 draw against Angers. Nigeria’s Moses Simon also played a part in the game.

In Lyon’s 4-1 victory over Nice, Cameroon’s Karl Toko Ekambi scored one of the goals while Zimbabwe’s Tino Kadewere grabbed another. – High

Mali’s Moussa Marega scored for FC Porto as they ran out 2-0 victors against National. The game also featured Congolese, Chancel Mbemba and Nigeria’s Zaidu Sanusi. – High

In the Dutch league, Nigerian goalkeeper Maduka Okoye fell with Sparta Rotterdam as they were beaten 3-2 at home by Groningen. – Low

His compatriot, Tyrone Ebuehi was also on parade as FC Twente defeated VVV Venlo 2-1. – High

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