African Stars Watch – AS IT HAPPENED – 7 May 2017

African Stars Watch – AS IT HAPPENED – 7 May 2017
Lazio's Keita Balde Diao

by Graeme Jackson

Sunday May 07, 2017. 16:51

Thank you for joining us on AfricanFootball.com for what was our LIVE African Stars Watch coverage of players in action on the European continent on Sunday, 7 May 2017.

Commentary:
All times CAT

17h00 - We wrap up Sunday's coverage with news of the full time scores in Italy's Serie A, where Keita Balde's Lazio recorded a massive 7-3 win over 10-man Sampdoria, Alfred Duncan's Sassuolo drew 2-2 at home to Fiorentina and Mame Thiam's Empoli beat Saphir Taider's Bologna 3-1. Here are the other scores: Chievo 1-1 Palermo, Genoa 1-0 Inter and Pescara 0-1 Crotone.

16h50 - Ndombe Mubele's goal saw Rennes defeat Montpellier 1-0.

16h45 - Alfred Duncan's Sassuolo have taken a 2-1 lead at home to Fiorentina in Serie A.

16h40 - Ndombe Mubele has scored for Rennes to put them 1-0 up against Montpellier in Ligue 1.

16h35 - Goals flying in for the Serie A, where Keita Balde's Lazio lead Sampdoria 7-2, and Alfred Duncan's Sassuolo have levelled 1-1 against Fiorentina.

16h30 - Another goal for Keita Balde's Lazio, they lead Sampdoria 6-1 now.

16h25 - Full time in the Premier League, where Joel Matip's Liverpool have been held 0-0 at home by Southampton.

16h15 - Almost full time in the Premier league, where Joel Matip's Liverpool still can't find a way past Southampton.

16h05 - A goal early in the second half in Italy, where Mame Thiam's Empoli have gone 3-1 up against Bologna.

16h00 - Less than 20 minutes left for Joel Matip's Liverpool, who are still drawing 0-0 at home to Southampton. James Milner has missed a penalty for the Reds...

15h55 - Also half time in France, where Ndombe Mubele's Rennes are holding Ryad Boudebouz's Montpellier 0-0.

15h50 - Half time in Italy, where Keita Balde has scored a goal to see Lazio 5-1 up against 10-man Sampdoria and Saphir Taider's Bologna are trailing Mame Thiam's Empoli 2-1. Here are the other scores: Chievo 0-0 Palermo, Genoa 0-0 Inter, Pescara 0-0 Crotone and Sassuolo 0-1 Fiorentina.

15h40 - Goals in Italy as we approach half time: Keita's Balde's Lazio have gone 4-1 up against Sampdoria, while  Mame Thiam's Empoli lead Bologna 2-1.

15h35 - Back underway at Anfield, where Joel Matip's Liverpool must win to keep themselves in a strong position to finish in the top four.

15h25 - Kicking off in five minutes we have the first Bundesliga match of the day, which sees Hamburger host FSV Mainz. The former have Gambian Bakery Jatta on the bench, while Nigeria's Leon Balogun starts for the latter. In Italy, Keita Balde's Lazio have gone 2-0 up against Sampdoria, who are already down to 10 men.

15h20 - Half time in the Premier League, where Joel Matip's Liverpool are being held 0-0 at home by Southampton.

15h15 - Saphir Taider's Bologna are back on lever terms away to Empoli, it's 1-1 in their Serie A clash.

15h10 - Keita Balde has scored to put Lazio 1-0 up against Sampdoria, while Mame Thiam's Empoli lead Bologna by the same score.

15h00 - Half an hour into the Premier League clash at Anfield, where Sofiane Boufal's Southampton are holding hosts Liverpool 0-0.

14h50 - We also have the first Ligue 1 match of the day, which sees Rami Bensebaini, Mexer and Ndombe Mubele start for Rennes at home to Montpellier, who have Stephane Sessegnon, Yacouba Sylla and Ryad Boudebouz in their XI.

14h45 - Our final team news from Italy featuring Africans sees Alfred Duncan start for Sassuolo at home to Fiorentina.

14h40 - The second and third Serie A match featuring Africans sees Keita Balde and Bastos start for Lazio at home to Sampdoria, while Sulley Muntari and Ahmad Benali start for Pescara at home to Crotone, who have Nigerian Simy in their XI.

14h35 - In 25 minutes we'll have six Serie A matches kicking off, four of which feature African starters. The first sees Assane Diousse, Omar El Kaddouri and Mame Thiam start for Empoli at home to Bologna, who have Saphir Taider and Ibrahima Mbaye in their XI.

14h30 - Kicking off right now we have the first Premier League match of the day, Liverpool at home to Southampton. Joel Matip starts for the former, while Sofiane Boufal features for the latter.



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