African Stars Watch – AS IT HAPPENED – 13 May 2017

African Stars Watch – AS IT HAPPENED – 13 May 2017
Lazio striker Keita Balde

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Saturday May 13, 2017. 20:18

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 Saturday, 13 May 2017.

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20h30 - We conclude our coverage this evening with news that Mame Biram Diouf's Soke City have been beaten 4-1 at home by Arsenal, while in La Liga Raoul Loe's Osasuna defeated Aly Malle's Granada 2-1. It's also 15 minutes from kick-off in the late Serie A match, which sees Franck Kessie start for Atalanta at home to AC Milan.

20h20 - Approaching full time in England and Spain, where it remains Stoke 1-4 Arsenal and Osasuna 2-1 Granada.

20h10 - Mame Biram Diouf's Stoke now find themselves 4-1 down at home to Arsenal. Ramadan Sobhi has been introduced off the bench for the Potters.

20h05 - Granada have introduced Mali's Aly Malle off the bench in their La Liga clash at Osasuna. The home side lead 2-1 with less than 15 minutes to play.

20h00 - Done and dusted in the first Serie A match, where Khouma Babacar's Fiorentina came from behind to defeat Keita Balde's Lazio 2-1.

19h50 - Lazio have pulled goal back to make it 3-2 to Fiorentina, while Mame Biram Diouf has been subbed out against Arsenal, who lead 2-0 away to Stoke.

19h45 - Make that 3-1 to Fiorentina, with Keita Balde's (who has been subbed off) Lazio falling apart in the final quarter of the match.

19h40 - And it's now 2-1 to Khouma Babacar's Fiorentina over Keita Balde's Lazio, with Nikola Kalinic scoring the Viola's second goal.

19h35 - Khouma Babacar has scored to draw Fiorentina level at 1-1 at home to Lazio in the ongoing match in Italy.

19h25 - Keita Balde has scored for Lazio, they lead 1-0 away to Fiorentina in Serie A.

19h20 - Half time in the games in England and Spain, where Arsenal lead 1-0 at Mame Biram Diouf's Stoke City, while Raoul Loe's Osasuna and Victor Anbang's Granada are locked at 1-1.

19h10 - Olivier Giroud have given Arsenal the lead away to Mame Biram Diouf's Stoke, while Victor Anbang's Granada have drawn level at 1-1 away to Osasuna in Spain.

19h00 - News of a goal in Spain, where Raoul Loe's Osasuna have taken a 1-0 lead against Granada.

18h50 - Half time in Serie A, where Keita Balde's Lazio and Khouma Babacar's Fiorentina are drawing 0-0.

18h40 - Still goalless between Khouma Babacar's Fiorentina and Lazio, ditto for Mame Biram Diouf's Stoke City and Arsenal, as well as the La Liga clash between Osasuna and Granada.

18h30 - Underway in the Premier League and La Liga matches, which Keita Balde's Lazio are being held 0-0 at Fiorentina 30 minutes into the ongoing Serie A clash.

18h20 - In 10 minutes we'll have the final La Liga match of the day, which sees Raoul Loe start for Osasuna at home to Granada, who have Victor Angban and Martin Hongla in their XI.

18h10 - In 20 minutes we'll have the final Premier League match of the day, which sees Stoke City host Arsenal. The home side has Mame Biram Diouf in their starting XI, while Ramadan Sobhi is on the bench, and the visitors have Mohamed Elneny and Alex Iwobi waiting in reserve.

17h55 - Full time in the afternoon Premier League matches, where Max Gradel didn't get off the bench for Bournemouth in their 2-1 win over Burnley, Jordan Ayew played the full 90 minutes for Swansea in their 2-0 win at Sunderland and Sofiane Boufal played the first half of Southampton's 2-1 win over Middlesbrough.

17h50 - Kicking off in 10 minutes we'll have the first Serie A match of the day, which sees Fiorentina host Lazio. Senegalese players Khouma Babacar and Keita Balde will start for the respective teams, while Angola's Bastos also starts for Lazio.

17h40 - Just about 10 minutes of regulation time left in the Premier League's afternoon matches. Jordan Ayew's Swansea still on course for an important win as they lead 2-0 at Sunderland.

17h30 - We've reached full time in the Bundesliga matches, where there was heartbreak for Naby Keita's Leipzig as they conceded late on to lose 5-4 to Bayern Munich in an astonishing match! Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's Dortmund were held 1-1 at Augsburg, while Salomon Kalou's Hertha won 2-0 at Darmstadt. Here are the other scores: Mainz 4-2 Frankfurt, Leverkusen 2-2 Koln, Freiburg 1-1 Ingolstadt, Schalke 1-1 Hamburger, Werder Bremen 3-5 Hoffenheim and Wolfsburg 1-1 Monchengladbach.

17h20 - Naby Keita's Leipzig are now drawing 4-4 with Bayern Munich in the dying minutes of their Bundesliga clash.

17h10 - Leon Balogun's Mainz have come from two goals down and now lead 3-2 at home to Frankfurt.

17h05 - Sofiane Boufal has been subbed out at half time of Southampton's match at Boro.

17h05 - Roughly 15 minutes of regulation time remaining in the Bundesliga matches, where Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's Dortmund are being held 1-1 at Augsburg and Salomon Kalou's Hertha still lead 2-0 at Darmstadt.

16h55 - In Germany, Leon Balogun's Mainz have fought back against Franckfurt to make it 2-2, while Naby Keita's Leizpig now lead Bayern Munich 4-2 in a cracker of a match.

16h50 - Half time in the Premier League matches, where Jordan Ayew's Swansea lead 2-0 at Sunderland, Sofiane Boufal's Southampton lead 1-0 at Middlesbrough and Max Gradel's Bournemouth are 1-0 up against Burnley.

16h45 - Lamine Sane's Werder Bremen are having a nightmare, as they're now 0-5 down against Hoffenheim. In England, Sofiane Boufal's Southampton have taken a 1-0 lead away to Boro.

16h40 - Goals in Germany, where Leon Balogun's Mainz have gone 2-0 down against Frankfurt, while Naby Keita's Leipzig have taken a 3-1 lead against mighty Bayern Munich.

16h35 - We're getting underway in the second half of the Bundesliga matches, where we can also report that Nabil Bentaleb provided an assist for Schalke's goal against Hamburger.

16h25 - Half time in the Bundesliga, where Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang  has scored to see Dortmund drawing 1-1 away to Augsburg, while Salomon Kalou has also scored to see Hertha Berlin leading Darmstadt 2-0 away. Here are the other scores so far: Mainz 0-1 Frankfurt, Leverkusen 0-1 Koln, Leipzig 2-1 Bayern, Freiburg 1-1 Ingolstadt, Schalke 1-0 Hamburger, Werder 0-3 Hoffenheim, Wolfsburg 0-1 Monchengladbach.

16h10 - A goal for Jordan Ayew's Swansea City, who lead 1-0 at Sunderland thanks to a ninth-minute strike from Fernando Llorente.

15h54 - There are no goals in the Dortmund and Augsburg match whilst Kalou's Berlin have found the back of the net against Darmstadt, 1-0.

15h45 - Senegalese defender Lamine Sane also stars for SV Werder Bremen against Hoffenheim in Germany. They are now 2-0 down in the opening 10 minutes.

15h40 - Guinea international midfielder Naby Keita starts for RB Liepzieg against Bayern Munich, the score is 1-0 in the first 10 minutes for Liepzieg.

15h30 - Hertha Berlin and Cote d'Ivoire international striker Salomon Kalou starts for the German outfit against Darmstadt. The match also kicks off at 15:30.

In the other German Bundesliga match underway from 15:30, Guinea's Ibrahima Traore is in action for Borussia Monchengladbach against Wolfsburg.

15h28 - Gabon star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang makes his start for Borussia Dortmund in the German Bundesliga as they face FC Augsburg away. The match gets underway in two minutes.



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