African Stars Watch – AS IT HAPPENED – 23 September 2017

African Stars Watch – AS IT HAPPENED – 23 September 2017
Eric Bailly of Manchester United

by Graeme Jackson

Saturday Sep 23, 2017. 18:07

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, 23 September 2017.

Commentary:
All times CAT

18h30 - We wrap up today's African Stars Watch with news that Stephane Sessegnon's Montpellier are still holding PSG 0-0 in Ligue 1, while  Faouzi Ghoulam, Kalidou Koulibaly and Amadou Diawara's Napoli are drawing 1-1 away to Spal in Serie A.

18h20 - In 10 minutes we'll have kick-off for the final Bundesliga match of the day, which sees Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang lead the line for Borussia Dortmund at home to Borussia Monchengladbach.

18h10 - Full time in La Liga, where Real Madrid beat Mubarak Wakaso's Alaves 2-1 away from home.

18h05 - Coming up in 25 minutes we have the final Premier League match of the day, which sees Leicester City host Liverpool. Riyad Mahrez and Wilfred Ndidi start for the home side (who also have Islam Slimani, Kelechi Iheanacho and Daniel Amartey on the bench), while the Reds have Joel Matip and Mohamed Salah in their XI.

17h55 - Full time in the Premier League matches, where the undoubted highlight was a brace from Oumar Niasse to see Everton win 2-1 at home to Bournemouth. Here are the other final scores: Huddersfield 0-0 Burnley, Manchester City 5-0 Crystal Palace, Swansea City 1-2 Watford, Stoke City 0-4 Chelsea and Southampton 0-1 Manchester United.

17h50 - Half time in France, where Montpellier are holding PSG 0-0.

17h40 - Another goal for Oumar Niasse, who has put Everton 2-1 up against Bournemouth! In other games, Chelsea have gone 4-0 up at Stoke City (a hat-trick for Alvaro Morata), while Manchester City now lead Crystal Palace 4-0.

17h35 - Twenty-five minutes to the second Serie A match of the day, which sees sees the trio of Faouzi Ghoulam, Kalidou Koulibaly and Amadou Diawara start for Napoli away to Spal. In the Premier League, Oumar Niasse has scored a goal to see Everton draw level at 1-1 with Bournemouth!

17h25 - Full time in the Bundesliga's afternoon matches, here are the final scores: Werder Bremen 0-0 Freiburg, Stuttgart 0-0 Augsburg, Leipzig 2-1 Frankfurt, Hoffenheim 2-0 Schalke and Mainz 1-0 Hertha Berlin.

17h15 - Wilfried Bony has played a major role in Tammy Abraham's equaliser for Swansea to see them holding Watford 1-1.

17h10 - Manchester City have gone 2-0 up against Jeff Schlupp's Crystal Palace, Idrissa Gueye's Everton have gone 1-0 down at home to Bournemouth and Kevin-Prince Boateng's Frankfurt have pulled a goal back at Leipzig to trail only 2-1.

17h05 - Half time in La Liga, where Mubarak Wakaso's Alaves are trailing Real Madrid 1-2.

17h00 - Kevin-Prince Boateng's Frankfurt have gone down 2-0 away to RB Leipzig in an ongoing Bundesliga match.

16h50 - Half time in the Premier League matches, here are the scores: Burnley 0-0 Huddersfield, Everton 0-0 Bournemouth, Manchester City 1-0 Palace (Leroy Sane scored just before the break), Southampton 0-1 Manchester United, Stoke City 0-2 Chelsea and Swansea 0-1 Watford.

16h45 - Jean-Philippe Gbamin's Mainz 05 have taken a 1-0 lead against Salomon Kalou's Hertha Berlin thanks to a penalty early in the second half.

16h40 - Coming up in 20 minutes we'll have the first Ligue 1 match of the day, which sees Stephane Sessegnon start for Montpellier at home to Paris Saint-Germain. The hosts also have Keagan Dolly and Souleymane Camara on the bench.

16h30 - Pedro has scored to see Chelsea go 2-0 up at Mame Biram Diouf's Stoke City.

16h25 - Eric Bailly's Manchester United lead 1-0 at Southampton thanks to a goal from Romelu Lukaku.

16h20 - Half time in the Bundesliga's afternoon matches, here are the scores: Mainz 05 0-0 Hertha Berlin, Hoffenheim 1-0 Schalke, RB Leipzig 1-0 Eintracht Frankfurt, Werder Bremen 0-0 Freiburg and VfB Stuttgart 0-0 Augsburg.

16h15 - Underway in the second La Liga game of the day, while in the Premier League Jordan Ayew's Swansea have gone 1-0 down at home to Watford, with Andre Gray putting the visitors in front.

16h05 - Kevin-Prince Boateng has already come off the bench to appear for Eintracht Frankfurt, but they find themselves 1-0 down away to RB Leipzig. In England, Victor Moses' Chelsea already lead 1-0 at Stoke City thanks to a goal from Alvaro Morata.

16h00 - Underway in the Premier League's afternoon matches. In 15 minutes we'll have another La Liga clash, with Alaves hosting Real Madrid. The home side have Ghanaian Mubarak Wakaso on their bench, while Real have Moroccan Achraf Hakimi in reserve.

15h50 - Rounding up the team news ahead of the Premier League's afternoon matches, Yaya Toure is on the bench for Manchester City at home to Crystal Palace, who have Jeff Schlupp in their XI and Bakary Sako on the bench, while Jordan Ayew and Wilfried Bony start for Swansea City at home to Watford, who have Isaac Success and Molla Wague on the bench.

15h45 - More team news from England: Elias Kachunga and Abdelhamid Sabiri start for Huddersfield (who are missing Steve Mounie through injury) away to Burnley, while Idrissa Gueye starts for Everton (who have his compatriot Oumar Niasse on the bench) at home to Bournemouth, who have Benik Afoke in reserve.

15h40 - Incoming team news from the 16h00 Premier League matches, where Mario Lemina comes up against Eric Bailly in the Southampton v Manchester United match, while Eric Choupo-Moting and Mame Biram Diouf start for Stoke City at home to Victor Moses’ Chelsea.

15h35 - We can report news from the early Premier League match, which saw Serge Aurier red carded in his first start for Tottenham Hotspur, who defeated West Ham United 3-2 away. Cheikhou Kouyate scored the Hammers’ second goal. In addition, Thomas Partey made a substitute appearance for Atletico Madrid in their 2-0 win over Sevilla in the early La Liga game.

15h30 - Kicking off right now we have five Bundesliga matches, four of which feature African involvement: Naby Keita is suspended for RB Leipzig’s home clash with Eintracht Frankfurt, who have Kevin-Prince Boateng on the bench; Ishak Belfodil starts for Werder Bremen at home to Freiburg; Daniel Opare features for FC Augsburg in their trip to VfB Stuttgart; and Jean-Philippe Gbamin faces up to his compatriot Salomon Kalou in the Mainz 05 v Hertha Berlin clash.



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