How African stars scored decisive goals in Premier League, La Liga, Serie A
In the Premier League, Mohamed Salah scored the decisive goal from the penalty spot as Liverpool defeated Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at Anfield to retain their six-point lead at the top of the table.
Wilfred Ndidi starred in midfield for Leicester City as they equalled the Premier League’s record for the biggest-ever win, thrashing 10-man Southampton 9-0 at St Mary’s Stadium on Friday night, while Jordan Ayew scored the equaliser for Crystal Palace as they held Arsenal 2-2 at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
In La Liga, Karl Toko Ekambi was a star for Villarreal, scoring two goals to help the ‘Yellow Submarine’ claim a 4-1 home win over Deportivo Alaves.
Mohamed Salisu was on the score sheet for Real Valladolid as they beat Eibar 2-0, Thomas Partey helped Atletico Madrid defeat Athletic Bilbao 2-0 to move to within a point of the top of the table, and Spain’s new leaders are Granada, following a 1-0 win over Real Betis in which Nigerian Ramon Azeez featured.
Barcelona and Real Madrid were not in action over the weekend, with their La Liga ‘El Clasico’ showdown postponed to a later date.
In Serie A, Gervinho stung one of the league’s heavyweights as he scored for Parma in their 2-2 draw with Internazionale. The result prevented the Nerrazzuri from taking advantage of leaders, Juventus’ earlier 1-1 draw with Khouma Babacar’s Lecce.
SuperSport viewers also saw Christian Kouame net for Genoa in a much-needed 3-1 home win over Brescia, Amad Diallo Traore scored the final goal for Atalanta in their 7-1 destruction of Udinese, and the duo of Franck Kessie and Ismael Bennacer could not prevent Milan slipping to a 2-1 defeat at Roma.
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