African Stars Watch - AS IT HAPPENED - 26 August 2017

African Stars Watch - AS IT HAPPENED - 26 August 2017
Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez

by Brian Lee

Saturday Aug 26, 2017. 15:29

Welcome to AfricanFootball.com for our LIVE African Stars Watch of players in action on the European continent on Saturday, 26 August 2017.

Commentary:

22h00 - We wrap up the African Stars Watch for today with the final scores from France's Ligue 1: Amiens 3-0 Nice, Bordeaux 2-1 Troyes, Caen 1-0 Metz, Dijon 2-1 Montpellier and Toulouse 3-2 Rennes. In Spain, it's Girona 1-0 Malaga, while Emmanuel Boateng's Levante have equalised against Deportivo to make it 2-2.

21h50 - The final La Liga match of the day gets underway at 22h15 and sees Thomas Partey start for Atletico Madrid away to Las Palmas.

21h45 - Another goal for Moussa Konate and Amiens lead Nice 3-0. That three points in the bag for the home side.

21h40 - Emmanuel Boateng has come off the bench for Levante, who still trail 1-2 away to Deportivo La Coruna.

21h30 - Another goal for Max Gradel's Toulouse, who now lead Rennes 3-2 at home thanks to a second penalty from Jimmy Durmaz. The visitors have also been reduced to 10 men.

21h25 - Rennes are back on level terms against Toulouse, with Ismaila Sarr scoring to make it 2-2.

21h20 - Fouad Chafik's Dijon are back in front against Montpellier, with Ben Jeannot scoring his second to make it 2-1 to the hosts.

21h15 - Max Gradel's Toulouse are 2-1 up against Rennes, with Issa Diop having netted just before the hour mark.

21h10 - Younousse Sankhare has provided an assist to see Bordeaux go 2-0 up against Troyes, Caen now lead Metz 1-0 and Giovanni Sio has equalised for Montpellier away to Dijon to make it 1-1.

21h05 - Half time in the La Liga matches, where Girona (who have Olarenwaju Kayode on the bench) lead 1-0 at home to Malaga (who Youssef En Nesiry on the bench), while Levante (who have Cheick Doukoure and Emmanuel Boateng on the bench) trail 1-2 at home to Deportivo.

20h50 - We've reached the interval for the evening matches in France, here are the scores: Amiens 2-0 Nice, Bordeaux 1-0 Troyes, Caen 0-0 Metz, Dijon 1-0 Montpellier and Toulouse 1-1 Rennes.

20h45 - Closing in on half time in the Ligue 1 matches, where we have had four African goal scorers thus far.

20h35 - Ten minutes to the final Serie A match of the day, which sees Roma host Inter. No African players in either side's matchday squad.

20h30 - Moussa Konate has scored to see Amiens go 2-0 up against Nice. All of the evening Ligue 1 goal scorers have been Africans so far!

20h25 - Full time in the Premier League's late match, where Eric Bailly's Manchester United defeated Leicester City 2-0. In the Bundesliga, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his second goal of the season to help Dortmund beat Hertha Berlin 2-0.

20h20 - Francois Kamano's goal sees Bordeaux 1-0 up against Troyes, while Gael Kakuta has scored to see Amiens lead Nice 1-0.

20h15 - In Spain, Mubarak Wakaso's Alaves were beaten 2-0 by Barcelona. Two matches kick-off in La Liga now, with Girona hosting Malaga and Deportivo La Coruna visiting Levante - no African starters in either match, but the likes of Olarenwaju Kayode and Cheick Doukoure are on the benches.

20h10 - The first goal in the evening Ligue 1 games has been scored by Ndombe Mubele to put Rennes 1-0 up away to Toulouse, while Eric Bailly's Man United are now 2-0 up against Leicester.

20h05 - In Italy, Godfred Donsah's goal saw Bologna claim a 1-0 win away to Benevento, while Adel Taarabt played 51 minutes of Genoa's 4-2 home defeat at the hands of Serie A champions Juventus.

20h00 - Eric Bailly's Manchester United have broken the deadlock against Leicester, with Marcus Rashford putting the Red Devils 1-0 up.

19h50 - Nuri Sahin has scored to put Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's Dortmund 2-0 up against Salomon Kalou's Hertha in the Bundesliga. Our final team news from France sees Max Gradel start for Toulouse at home to Rennes, who have Rami Bensebaini, Rais M'Bolhi, Mexer,  Ismaila Sarr and Hamari Traore in their line-up.

19h45 - Dijon v Montpellier in Ligue 1 will see Fouad Chafik, Oussama Haddadi and Naim Sliti start for the former, while the latter feature Keagan Dolly and Giovanni Sio in their XI.

19h40 - Mubarak Wakaso's Alaves are now 2-0 down at home to Barcelona in La Liga, while in the Premier League Eric Bailly's Manchester United have just missed a great chance to take the lead against Leicester, with Romelu Lukaku's penalty saved by Kasper Schmeichel.

19h30 - In Spain, Mubarak Wakaso's Alaves have gone 1-0 down against Barca thanks to a goal from Lionel Messi. In France, Youssef Ait Bennasser, Bel Durel Avounou, Christian Kouakou and Adama Mbengue start for Caen at home to Metz, who have Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Fallou Diagne, Ablie Jallow and Opa Nguette in their line-up.

19h25 - More teams news coming out of Ligue 1 ahead of their 20h00 kick-offs: Khaled Adenon, Moussa Konate and Gael Kakuta start for Amiens at home to Nice. In Italy, Godfred Donsah has scored to put Bologna 1-0 up away to Benevento.

19h20 - Also half time in the Bundesliga, where Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's goal sees Dortmund 1-0 up against Hertha Berlin.

19h15 - Half time in the Premier League, where Wilfred Ndidi and Riyad Mahrez's Leicester City are holding Eric Bailly's Manchester United 0-0 at Old Trafford.

19h10 - Our first piece of team news from the evening matches in France's Ligue 1 sees Francois Kamano and Younousse Sankhare start for Bordeaux at home to Troyes, who have Adama Niane, Mamadou Samassa and Charles Traore in their XI.

19h05 - Half time in the La Liga match between Mubarak Wakaso's Alaves and Barcelona, where it's goalless at the break.

18h55 - Juventus have leveled matters against Adel Taarabt's Genoa with that Serie A game now locked at 2-2.

18h45 - Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has found the back of the net for Dortmund who lead 1-0 against Salomon Kalou's Hertha Berlin in the German Bundesliga.

18h30 - Cote d'Ivoire's Eric Bailly is in the starting XI for Manchester United against Leicester who have Algeria's Riyad Mahrez and Nigeria's Wilfred Ndidi in their run on team in the English Premier League.

18h25 - Gabon's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is in the starting XI for Dortmund against Hertha Berlin who have Cote d'Ivoire's Salomon Kalou in their run on team in the German Bundesliga.

18h20 - Juventus have pulled a goal back, but Adel Taarabt's Genoa still lead 2-1 in the Italian Serie A.

18h15 - Ghana's Mubarak Wakaso is in the starting XI for Alaves against Barcelona in the Spanish La Liga. 

18h12 - Adel Taarabt's Genoa have scored again and now lead 2-0 against Juventus in the Italian Serie A.

18h05 - Adel Taarabt's Genoa have a taken an early 1-0 lead against Juventus in the Italian Serie A.

18h00 - Morocco's Adel Taarabt is in the starting XI for Genoa against Juventus in the Italian Serie A.

17h58- Ghana's Godfred Donsah and Algeria's Saphir Taider are in the starting XI for Bologna against Benevento in the Italian Serie A.

17h56 - Nordin Amrabat's ten man Watford are drew 0-0 with Brighton in the English Premier League.

17h55 - Christian Atsu and Chancel Mbemba's Newcastle have beaten Andre Ayew's West Ham 3-0 in the English Premier League

17h54 - Elias Kachunga and Steve Mounie's Huddersfiled have drawn 0-0 with Mario Lemina's Southampton in the English Premier League.

17h53 - Jordan Ayew scored as Swansea beat Crystal Palace 2-0 in the English Premier League.

17h50 - Christian Atsu and Chancel Mbemba's Newcastle have scored another and now lead 3-0 against Andre Ayew's West Ham in the English Premier League.

17h35 - Christian Atsu and Chancel Mbemba's Newcastle have doubled their lead against Andre Ayew's West Ham in the English Premier League as they lead 2-0.

17h27 - Lamine Ludovic Sane's Werder Bremen have lost 2-0 to Bayern Munich in the German Bundesliga.

17h26 - Marcel Tisserand's Wolfsburg have beaten Kevin-Prince Boateng's Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0 in the German Bundesliga.

17h25 - Chadrac Akolo's VfB Stuttgart have beaten FSV Mainz 1-0 in the German Bundesliga.

17h15 - Mali's Kalifa Coulibaly and Cote d'Ivoire's Koffi Djidji are in the starting XI for Nantes against Lyon who have Cote d'Ivoire's Maxwel Cornet and Burkina Faso's Bertrand Traore in their run-on team in the French Ligue 1.

17h07 - Jordan Ayew has found the back of the net for Swansea who lead 2-0 against Crystal Palace in the English Premier League.

17h05 - Lamine Ludovic Sane's Werder Bremen have conceded a second goal and now trail Bayern Munich 2-0 in the German Bundesliga.

17h01 - Lamine Ludovic Sane's Werder Bremen have gone 1-0 down against Bayern Munich in the German Bundesliga.

16h45 - Jordan Ayew's Swansea have taken a 1-0 lead against Crystal Palace in the English Premier League.

16h42 - Chadrac Akolo's VfB Stuttgart have taken a 1-0 lead against  FSV Mainz in the German Bundesliga.

16h37 - Christian Atsu and Chancel Mbemba's Newcastle has taken a 1-0 lead against Andre Ayew's West Ham in the English Premier League.

16h25 - Nordin Amrabat's Watford have suffered a big set-back as they have been reduced to ten men after Miguel Angel Britos Cabrera has been sent of in their English Premier League match.

16h20 - Still no goals in the four English Premier League games involving Africans that kicked-off at 16h00.

16h18 - It is half time in the German Bundesliga matches that kick-off at 15h30. Goals have been few and far between. We have only seen one goal in the three games involving Africans with Marcel Tisserand's Wolfsburg leading 1-0 against Kevin-Prince Boateng's Eintracht Frankfurt.

16h00 - Four English Premier League matches have kicked off with eight Africans in action.

15h58 - Morocco's Nordin Amrabat is in the starting XI for Watford against Brighton in an English Premier League match set to kick-off at 16h00.

15h56 - Ghana's Christian Atsu and DRC's Chancel Mbemba are in the starting XI for Newcastle United against West Ham who have Ghana's Andre Ayew in their run-on team in an English Premier League match set to kick-off at 16h00.

15h54 - DRC's Elias Kachunga and Benin's Steve Mounie are in the starting XI for Huddersfiled against Southampton who have Gabon's Mario Lemina  in their run-on team in an English Premier League match set to kick-off at 16h00.

15h52 - Ghana's Jordan Ayew is in the starting XI for Swansea against Crystal Palace in an English Premier League match set to kick-off at 16h00.

15h50 - Marcel Tisserand's Wolfsburg have taken a 1-0 lead against Kevin-Prince Boateng's Eintracht Frankfurt in the German Bundesliga.

15h33 - DRC's Chadrac Akolo is in the starting XI for VfB Stuttgart against FSV Mainz in the German Bundesliga.

15h32 - Senegal's Lamine Ludovic Sane is in the starting XI for Werder Bremen against Bayern Munich in the German Bundesliga.

15h31 - Ghana's Kevin-Prince Boateng is in the starting XI for Eintracht Frankfurt against Wolfsburg who have DRC's Marcel Tisserand in their run on team in the German Bundesliga.

15h30 - In today's early English Premier League game, Ivorian Yaya Toure was on the bench as he watch his Manchester City side beat Bournemouth 2-1.



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