Saturday Sep 30, 2017. 19:50
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, 30 September 2017.
All times CAT
The three 18h30 kick-offs in England, Germany and Spain have the following scores as we wrap up for today: Chelsea 0-1 Manchester City, Hamburger 0-0 Werder Bremen and Levante 0-1 Alaves.
The final piece of team news ahead of the evening Ligue 1 games: Wahbi Khazri, Ramy Bensebaini, Ndombe Mubele
and Hamari Traore
start for Rennes at home to Caen, who have Youssef Ait-Bennasser
and Adama Mbengue
in their XI.
More team news ahead of the Ligue 1 matches kicking off at 20h00: Koffi Djidji
and Prejuce Nakoulma
feature for Nantes against a Metz side which boasts Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Mathieu Dossevi
and Opa Nguette
. Full time in Italy, where Seko Fofana
scored a penalty to help Udinese defeat Sampdoria 4-0.
More team news ahead of the Ligue 1 matches kicking off at 20h00: Felix Eboa
and Moustapha Diallo
start for Guingamp at home to Toulouse, who have Issiaga Sylla
and Steeve Yago
in their line-up.
In 25 minutes we'll have five Ligue matches kicking off in France. Bongani Zungu, Gael Kakuta, Serge Gakpe
and Khaled Adenon
start for Amiens at home to Lille, who feature Yves Bissouma
and Nicolas Pepe
, while Fouad Chafik, Papy Djilobodji
and Naim Sliti
feature for Dijon at home to Strasbourg, who have Jean-Eudes Aholou, Nuno da Costa, Bakary Kone, Kader Mangane
and Idriss Saadi
in their XI.
In Italy Seko Fofana
has come off the bench to help Udinese lead 2-0 against Sampdoria.
Half time across the three 18h30 kick-offs in England, Germany and Spain: Chelsea 0-0 Manchester City, Hamburger 0-0 Werder Bremen and Levante 0-1 Alaves.
19h10 - Mubarak Wakaso's
Alaves lead 1-0 at Levante thanks to a goal from Munir El Haddadi.
Done and dusted in the early French game, where PSG thumped Bordeaux 6-2. It's also half time in Italy, where Seko Fofana's
Udinese lead 1-0 against Sampdoria, who have had a man sent off.
Still goalless in the Premier League match between Chelsea and Man City, while Francois Kamano's
Bordeaux are 6-2 down away to PSG.
18h35 - Seko Fofana's
Udinese lead 1-0 against Sampdoria in the early Serie A match.
At 18h30 we'll also see a La Liga clash between Levante and Alaves. No African starters, but the former have both Cheick Doukoure
and Emmanuel Boateng
on the bench, while Mubarak Wakaso
is waiting in reserve for the latter.
The final Bundesliga game of the day sees Hamburger host Werder Bremen, who have Algerian Ishak Belfodil
in their starting XI.
Coming up in 20 minutes we'll have the biggest Premier League match of the day as Chelsea host Manchester City at Stamford Bridge. No African starters, but Victor Moses
and Yaya Toure
are on the home and away side's respective benches.
Full time in the afternoon Premier League matches, where Diafra Sakho's
goal saw West Ham United defeat Swansea City 1-0, while Mame Biram Diouf
was also a scorer for Stoke City in their 2-1 win over Southampton. West Bromwich Albion were held 2-2 by Watford, Manchester United steamrolled Jeff Schlupp's
Crystal Palace 4-0 and Bournemouth v Leicester ended in a goalless stalemate.
Half time in the early game in France and it's not good news for Younousse Sankhare,
who may have scored a goal but his Bordeaux side are 5-1 down away to PSG. In London, Diafra Sakho
has come off the bench to score for West Ham, who lead Swansea 1-0 late on.
17h45 - Eric Choupo-Moting
has set up Peter Crouch to score and put Stoke 2-1 up against Southampton, while Manchester United have gone 4-0 up against Bakary Sako's
In 20 minutes we'll have the first Serie A match of the day, which sees Udinese host Sampdoria. Seko Fofana
is on the bench for the home side.
17h35 - Younousse Sankhare
has scored for Bordeaux to see them pull a goal back against PSG in France, while in England Mario Lemina's
Southampton have drawn level at 1-1 away to Stoke City. In Germany, Salif Sane's
Hannover conceded a late goal to lose 2-1 at Monchengladbach.
Full time in three of the afternoon Bundesliga matches: KP Boateng's
Eintracht Frankfurt scored late on to defeat VFB Stuttgart 2-1, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
wasn't on the score sheet but helped Dortmund win 2-1 at Augsburg, and Mainz held Wolfsburg 1-1.
It's now 2-0 to PSG in the early Ligue 1 game. In the Premier League, Mame Biram Diouf
remains the only African goal scorer thus far.
PSG have taken an early lead against Francois Kamano's
Bordeaux, with Neymar netting in the fifth minute.
Another goal for Marouane Fellaini and Man United lead 3-0 against Jeff Schlupp's
16h55 - KP Boateng's
Eintracht Frankfurt have conceded an equaliser to Stuttgart to see the game locked at 1-1, and they're also down to 10 men after having Simon Falette sent off.
Half time in the Premier League matches, here are the scores: Bournemouth 0-0 Leicester, Manchester United 2-0 Crystal Palace, Stoke City 1-0 Southampton, West Brom 2-1 Watford and West Ham 0-0 Swansea.
Coming up in 15 minutes we'll have the first Ligue 1 match of the day, which sees Paris Saint-Germain host Bordeaux. Francois Kamano
and Younousse Sankhare
start for the away team. In England, Mame-Biram Diouf
has scored to put Stoke City 1-0 up against Southampton.
United have now taken a 2-0 lead against Bakaray Sako's
Palace, with Marouane Fellaini scoring the second.
16h35 - Bakary Sako
with some impressive play for Crystal Palace, but his side remains 1-0 down away to Man United.
Almost a goal for Ahmed Hegazy
but instead it's his defensive partner Jonny Evans who scores to see West Brom go 2-0 up at home to Watford.
Half time in three of the four German matches, here are the scores so far: Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0 VfB Stuttgart, Augsburg 1-2 Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsburg 0-0 Mainz 05. Borussia Monchengladbach are being held 0-0 by Hannover in a match which kicked off late.
16h15 - KP Boateng's
Eintracht Frankfurt have taken a 1-0 lead on the stroke of half time against Stuttgart in the Bundesliga.
Juan Mata has scored to put Man United 1-0 up at home to Jeff Schlupp's
Underway in the Premier League matches, let's hope for plenty of African goal scorers...
Shinji Kagawa has scored to put Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's
Dortmund 2-1 up against Augsburg, while the final team news ahead of the afternoon Premier League matches sees Eric Choupo-Moting
and Mame-Biram Diouf
start for Stoke City at home to Southampton, who have Mario Lemina
as a starter and Sofiane Boufal
on the bench, while Ahmed Hegazy
starts for West Bromwich Albion at home to Watford.
15h50 - Wilfred Ndidi
starts for Leicester City (who also have Riyad Mahrez, Kelechi Iheanacho, Islam Slimani
and Daniel Amartey
on the bench) away to Bournemouth, while Crystal Palace have Bakary Sako
and Jeff Schlupp
in their XI for the trip to Manchester United.
Augsburg have levelled up at 1-1 in Germany, while we can also begin with team news from five Premier League matches kicking off at 16h00: one of them sees the Ayew brothers Andre and Jordan
come up against each other in West Ham United v Swansea City, which also features Cheikhou Kouyate
and Wilfried Bony
News from Germany, where the start of the Monchengladbach v Hanover game has been delayed, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's
Dortmund are already 1-0 up at Augsburg.
We're also five minutes into four afternoon Bundesliga matches in Germany: Kevin-Prince Boateng
takes on Chadrac Akolo
in the Eintracht Frankfurt v VfB Stuttgart clash; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
leads the line for Borussia Dortmund in their trip to FC Augsburg, who have Daniel Opare
in defence; Marcel Tisserand
features for Wolfsburg at home to FSV Mainz, who have Jean-Philippe Gbamin
in their XI and Leon Balogun
on the bench; and Salif Sane
and Ihlas Bebou
start for Hanover away to Borussia Monchengladbach.
We begin today's ASW with news that Senegal's Amath Diedhiou
scored a goal for Getafe in the early La Liga game, but it wasn't enough to prevent a 2-1 away defeat at Deportivo La Coruna, while Elias Kachunga
had an afternoon to forget as his Huddersfield Town went down 4-0 at home to Tottenham Hotspur in the early Premier League match.