African Stars Watch - AS IT HAPPENED - 19 February 2017

African Stars Watch - AS IT HAPPENED - 19 February 2017
Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly

by Staff Reporter

Sunday Feb 19, 2017. 19:59

Welcome to for our LIVE African Stars Watch of players in action on the European continent on Sunday, 19 February 2017.

As it Happened Commentary (press F5 to refresh) All times CAT

20h00 - In England, Manchester United are on course for victory as the lead Blackburn Rovers 2-1 in the FA Cup with only a few minutes remaining.  Roma meanwhile hold a 2-0 lead over Torino after 45 minutes in the Italian Serie A - Mohamed Salah on target in the opening stanza.

19h55 - Montpellier with a valuable 2-1 win over 10-man St.Etienne - Steve Mounie on target for the hosts. Later PSG take on Toulouse with the champions eager to close the gap on leaders Monaco.

19h50 - Goals from Tolisso, Lacazette and Fekir in the last 10 minutes guided Lyon to a 4-2 win over Dijon on the French Ligue 1.

19h45 - Benin forward Steve Mounie has put Montpellier 2-1 up against 10-man St.Etienne; the hosts on their way to all three points.

19h40 - Cameroon midfielder Raoul Loe is on the bench for Osasuna this evening. They are away to Celta Vigo in the Spanish La Liga. Back to the Netherlands and Feyenoord have held on for all three points - El Ahmadi on target in Den Haag.

19h35 - Mohamed Salah has doubled Roma's lead. 2-0 for the hosts against Torino in Italian Serie A.

19h30 - Moroccan midfielder El Ahmadi has found the back of the net for Feyenoord as they aim to maintain their five point gap atop the Eredivisie standings.

19h25 - Edin Dzeko has put Roma 1-0 up against Torino.

19h20 - Over in Spain; First half goals from Nani and Simone Zaza guided Valencia to a 2-0 home victory against Athletic Bilbao.

19h15 - Dijon and Montpellier have scored in quick succession in their respective games. Diony putting Dijon 2-1 up at Lyon while Lasne has made an immediate impact off the bench - having replaced Keagan Dolly, he has leveled matters at home to St.Etienne.

19h05 - The match between Roma and Torino is currently underway. The capital side are eager to close the gab on runaway league leaders Juventus.

18h55 - Dijon have pulled level in their French Ligue 1 match against Lyon - game is deadlocked at 1-1 at the interval. Rashford meanwhile has put Manchester United back on equal terms against Blackburn Rovers, 1-1.

18h50 - Acquah named on the bench for Torino while Mohamed Salah starts for Roma in their Italian Serie A clash this evening.

18h40 - Schalke have taken an early lead in their German Bundesliga game against Koln. Nabil Bentaleb involved from the onset for the Royal Blues, Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting named on the bench.

18h30 - Tolisso has put Lyon 1-0 up in the early exchanges of their clash against Dijon. Over in Spain, Abdennour's Valencia hold a 2-0 lead over Bilbao at the break.

18h25 - Eric Bertrand Bailly is on the bench for Manchester United. The Red Devils are away to Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup this evening.

18h15 - Monnet-Paquet has opened the scoring for St.Etienne who are away to Keagan Dolly's Montpellier in the French Ligue 1. The South African is involved from the onset.

18h05 - Monchengladbach have pulled a goal back against Naby Keita's RP Leipzig; the visitors still hold a 2-1 lead with five minutes remaining.

18h00 - Kicking off at this hour we have two further Ligue 1 matches in France, where Rachid Ghezzal starts for Olympique Lyon at home to Dijon, who feature Julio Tavares, Oussama Haddadi and Fouad Chafik in their XI, while Ryad Boudebouz, Keagen Dolly, Stephane Sessegnon and Steve Mounie start for Montpellier at home to Saint-Etienne, who have Florentin Pogba and Henri Saivet in their XI.

17h55 - Now full time in all the Italian matches: Ahmad Benali's Pescara thumped Genoa 5-0, Kalidou Koulibaly's Napoli eased to a 3-1 win away to Chievo and Alfred Duncan's Sassuolo came from a goal down to defeat Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu's Udinese 2-1.

17h50 - Done and dusted in the early game in France, where Francois Kamano's goal and assist helped Bordeaux beat Guingamp 3-0.

17h45 - Sulley Muntari has come on as a sub for Pescara, who now lead 4-0 against Genoa. In Germany, Naby Keita's Leipzig now lead Monchengladbach 2-0.

17h40 - A big turnaround for Alfred Duncan's Sassuolo in Serie A: the Ghanaian has been subbed off, but his team has snatched two quick goals to lead 2-1 away to Udinese.

17h30 - Francois Kamano has added an assist to his earlier goal to see Bordeaux lead 3-0 against Guingamp.

17h20 - Half time in Germany, where Naby Keita's RB Leipzig continue to lead 1-0, while in France Francois Kamano's Bordeaux still lead 2-0 but are now playing against just 10 men after Guingamp had a man sent off for a second bookable offence.

17h10 - In Germany, Naby Keita's RB Leipzig have claimed a 1-0 lead away to Monchengladbach.

17h05 - We're back underway in the matches in France and Italy, while in Spain we're 10 minutes away from a clash between Valencia and Athletic Bilbao. The former have Aymen Abdennour on their bench.

16h55 - Half time in Italy, here are the scores at the interval: Chievo 0-2 Napoli, Pescara 3-0 Genoa, Sampdoria 1-1 Cagliari and Udinese 1-0 Sassuolo.

16h45 - Half time in Ligue 1, where Francois Kamano's opening goal has helped Bordeaux establish a 2-0 lead over Guingamp.

16h40 - Approaching half time in the Serie A matches, where Kalidou Koulibaly's Napoli have surged into a 2-0 lead, while Ahmad Benali has scored for Pescara to see them go 3-0 up at home to Genoa.

16h30 - Kicking off now we have the first of two Bundesliga matches today: Guinean Naby Keita starts for RB Leipzig away to Borussia Monchengladbach.

16h20 - Some score news from France and Italy: Ahmad Benali's Pescara have a 1-0 lead against Genoa, Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu's Udinese lead Sassuolo 1-0 and  Younousse Sankhare teed up Francois Kamano  to put Bordeaux 1-0 up against Guingamp.

16h10 - Another game with African interest on the go right now is the first Ligue 1 clash of the day: Francois Kamano and Younousse Sankhare start for Bordeaux at home to Guingamp, who feature Mustapha Diallo in their XI.

16h05 - Chievo v Napoli sees Kalidou Koulibaly and Faouzi Ghoulam start for the latter, while Ghanaian compatriots Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu and Alfred Duncan go head-to-head as they start for Udinese and Sassuolo respectively.

16h00 - Our African Stars Watch kicks off with team news coming out of four Serie A matches which get underway at this hour. First up, Libyan Ahmad Benali starts for Pescara (who also have Sulley Muntari on the bench) at home to Genoa.

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