A depressing week for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang concluded with the Gabonese ahead conceding the personal aim that condemned Arsenal to a 1-0 Premier League dwelling defeat by fellow strugglers Burnley.
The Gabon Soccer Federation have been fined $10,000 (8,200 euros) by the Confederation of African Soccer after Aubameyang posted social media footage of his nationwide team-mates sleeping on an airport ground final month.
CAF stated the star had “printed offensive and degrading materials that undermined the honour and picture of CAF” after Gambia initially barred the Gabonese from leaving the airport due to Covid-19 points.
Right here, AFP Sport rounds up the performances of African stars within the main European leagues on the weekend.
PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG (Arsenal)
Aubameyang’s aim drought continued because the Arsenal captain did rating, however on the mistaken finish, to sentence his aspect to a 1-0 defeat to Burnley that deepens the gloom across the Gunners. They’ve now misplaced 4 consecutive dwelling league video games for the primary time since 1959 to slide to fifteenth within the desk. Aubameyang, who was medical final season, is but to attain from open play within the league since signing a profitable three-year deal in September and was once more pissed off in entrance of aim earlier than turning into his personal internet as he tried to clear Ashley Westwood’s nook 17 minutes from time.
MOHAMED SALAH (Liverpool)
The Egyptian got here to Liverpool’s rescue with a late equaliser within the Premier League champions’ 1-1 draw towards Fulham at Craven Cottage. Jurgen Klopp’s aspect had fallen behind when a push on Salah went unpunished and Bobby Decordova-Reid fired dwelling within the first half. However Salah exacted revenge with a 79th-minute penalty that crept below Alphonse Areola’s weak tried save. Salah’s thirteenth aim of the season saved Liverpool in second place, behind leaders Tottenham on aim distinction forward of their conflict at Anfield on Wednesday.
GEOFFREY KONDOGBIA (Atletico Madrid)
The 27-year-old Central African Republic midfielder was a 73rd-minute alternative for the ineffectual Luis Suarez, however he was unable to spark a revival because the La Liga leaders misplaced 2-0 to metropolis rivals Actual, ending their 26-match unbeaten league run. Lately signed from Valencia, his look gave the impression to be greeted with some sarcasm by Suarez, who was seen with a wry smile as he took his place on the bench.
Ivorian Gervinho ran up the left flank to drag the ball again for Brazilian Hernani to attain the opener after 13 minutes towards AC Milan, however Parma threw away a two-goal lead in a 2-2 draw with the Serie A leaders within the San Siro.
Nigerian Simy supplied the cross which allowed Brazilian Messias to attain deep in harm time as backside membership Crotone bought their first win of the season by defeating Spezia 4-1 in a battle of promoted sides.
SILAS WAMANGITUKA (Stuttgart)
The Democratic Republic of Congo striker scored his second brace in two video games as Stuttgart romped to a shock 5-1 win at Borussia Dortmund that led to the sacking of Dortmund coach Lucien Favre. Wamangituka put his aspect forward from the penalty spot within the first half and began a second-half rout together with his second aim shortly after the break.
TAIWO AWONIYI (Union Berlin)
The Nigerian striker put in a high-quality efficiency but in addition missed two nice possibilities as his aspect held champions Bayern Munich to a 1-1 draw. Awoniyi was a continuing thorn within the aspect of the Bayern defence, however twice failed to attain in one-on-one conditions towards goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.
NASSIM BOUJELLAB (Schalke)
The Morocco midfielder nearly handed Schalke their first win in 27 league video games when he scored an important second-half aim in a 2-2 draw with Augsburg. Boujellab’s strike put Schalke forward with half-hour to play, however their hopes of lastly ending an 11-month winless run have been dashed by a stoppage-time equaliser.
M’BAYE NIANG (Rennes)
The Senegal worldwide struck his first aim of the season as Rennes gained for simply the second time in 9 outings. Niang had fallen out of favour and noticed a proposed transfer to Saint-Etienne fall by means of in October however was handed a uncommon begin within the 1-0 victory at Good.
TINO KADEWERE (Lyon)
The Zimbabwean netted the one aim as Lyon claimed a primary victory away to Paris Saint-Germain since October 2007. Kadewere scored his fifth of the marketing campaign with an assured end previous Keylor Navas after he was performed in by Cameroon attacker Karl Toko Ekambi following an error by PSG captain Presnel Kimpembe.
STEVE MOUNIE (Brest)
The Benin ahead atoned for a missed penalty by scoring the winner in Brest’s 2-1 victory over Reims. Mounie netted his fourth aim this time period as he turned in a rebound to make it 4 wins in 5 for his aspect.