Senegalese ahead Ibrahima Niane from French membership Metz scored the primary hat-trick of his skilled profession to be the stand out African in Europe on the weekend.
The 21-year-old boosted his probabilities of a maiden nationwide workforce call-up by lifting his Ligue 1 objective haul to 6 from three matches as Metz defeated Lorient 3-1 in a conflict of bottom-half golf equipment.
Egypt’s Mohamed Salah, usually the star African performer, bagged a brace for Liverpool in a humiliating 7-2 English Premier League drubbing by Aston Villa.
Right here, AFP Sport rounds up the performances of Africans within the main European leagues on the weekend.
MOHAMED SALAH (Liverpool)
His targets have been no comfort as champions Liverpool suffered an astonishing defeat at Aston Villa. Though Salah’s double took him to 5 targets early within the season, he will not look again on the journey to Villa Park with any fondness. Netting when Liverpool already trailed 2-0 after which 5-1, the 28-year-old couldn’t spare his workforce’s blushes all by himself.
SERGE AURIER (Tottenham)
The Ivory Coast right-back confirmed Jose Mourinho what he can deliver to the workforce with a dynamic show in Tottenham’s unbelievable 6-1 win at Manchester United. Aurier’s place has been beneath menace this time period following the close-season swoop for Wolves defender Matt Doherty. Aurier was handed his first Premier League begin of the marketing campaign and scored within the 51st minute with a fierce drive into the far nook from the correct aspect of the United space that put Tottenham 5-1 up.
NICOLAS PEPE (Arsenal)
The Ivory Coast winger scored his first objective of the season to clinch Arsenal’s 2-1 win in opposition to Sheffield United. Pepe began on the bench as Gunners boss Mikel Arteta went with Willian on the correct flank, however the 25-year-old delivered a well-timed reminder of his qualities within the sixty fourth minute. Simply minutes after his introduction, Pepe performed a one-two with Hector Bellerin and accelerated towards the United space. With the guests backing off, Pepe had time and house to information a positive low end previous Blades keeper Aaron Ramsdale into the far nook.
SIMEON NWANKWO (Crotone)/MEDHI BOURABIA (Sassuolo)
Nigeria striker Simy pulled a objective again for promoted Crotone in a 4-1 Serie A defeat to Sassuolo. The 28-year-old scored from the spot 5 minutes after the break after a foul by Sassuolo’s Moroccan midfielder Bourabia. It was the tenth top-flight objective, and forty first in whole for Simy in 5 seasons with Crotone.
FRANCK KESSIE (AC Milan)
Ivory Coast midfielder Kessie performed a job in Milan’s third objective as they made it three wins from as many video games within the 3-0 victory over promoted Spezia. The 23-year-old’s headed flick-on of an Alexis Saelemaekers cross discovered Portuguese ahead Rafael Leao, who accomplished a brace.
SALIF SANE (Schalke 04)
The Senegal centre-back made his first begin this season after a leg damage as Schalke crashed 4-0 at RB Leipzig to remain rooted to the underside of the Bundesliga. Having been sidelined by a knee damage till February after which torn a muscle in June, Sane had a scare when he suffered a knock to the identical leg in opposition to Leipzig. “It was only a twinge, I stretched a bit and it was okay, however I used to be anxious as a result of I had injured this knee and I’ve solely simply returned,” Sane instructed Sky.
IBRAHIMA NIANE (Metz)
Metz fell behind at dwelling to Lorient earlier than Niane took cost with a three-goal burst that began simply earlier than half-time when he transformed a penalty. He put his membership forward on 59 minutes and accomplished his hat-trick 5 minutes later.
IDRISSA GUEYE (Paris Saint-Germain)/ISMAEL TRAORE (Angers)
Senegal midfielder Gueye scored the fifth objective for defending champions Paris Saint-Germain in a 6-1 rout of Angers, whose solely objective got here from Ivorian defender Traore. Gueye and Traore have been known as up by their nations for the October 5-13 internationals window.