AFRICAN STARS WATCH – As it happened – 11 MARCH 2017

AFRICAN STARS WATCH – As it happened – 11 MARCH 2017
Idrissa Gana Gueye

by Bertin Basson

Saturday Mar 11, 2017. 21:26

Thank you for joining us on for what was our LIVE African Stars Watch coverage of players in action on the European continent on Saturday, 11 March 2017.


21h30 - We end tonight's African Stars Watch with news of full time scores from Spain, Germany and the FA Cup: Zouhair Feddal's sending off didn'r stop Alaves winning 2-1 at Carlos Kameni's Malaga, Marvin Matip's Ingolstand were held 2-2 by Koln and Arsenal romped to a 5-0 win over Lincolnd City.

21h20 - Team news for two matches kicking off at 21h45 in Spain and Italy: Uche Agbo and Mubarak Wakaso start for Granada at home to Atletico Madrid, who have Thomas Partey  in their XI, while Isaac Cofie starts for Genoa at home to Sampdoria.

21h15 - Steeve Mounie has the first goal for an African player in the evening Ligue 1 matches, putting Montpellier 1-0 up against Nantes.

21h05 - From hero to villain for Zouhair Feddal - he has been sent off for Alaves in their match at Malaga, which is now locked at 1-1.

21h00 - Marvin Matip's Ingolstadt back on level terms again, this time it's 2-2 against Koln. In England, Arsenal have used all three of their subs, so sadly we won't see Alex Iwobi Getting a run out in their FA Cup game against Lincoln.

20h55 - Marvin Matip's  Ingolstadt have gone behind again in their Bundesliga clash at home to Koln, they now trail 2-1, while an own goal in the FA Cup sees Arsenal 3-0 up against Lincoln.

20h50 - Good news for Alex Iwobi's Arsenal, with Olivier Giroud doubling their lead in the FA Cup quarterfinal against Lincoln.

20h45 - Our final Ligue 1 match kicking off in 15 minutes sees Giovanni Sio, Ramy Bensebaini and Ndombe Mubele start for Rennes at home to Dijon, who have Julio Tavares, Mehdi Abeid, Fouad Chafik and Oussama Haddadi in their XI.

20h35 - The third of four Ligue 1 matches coming up sees Ryad Boudebouz, Keagan Dolly, Steeve Mounie and Stephane Sessegnon start for Montpellier at home to Nantes, who have Koffi Djidji, Yacine Bammou and Prejuce Nakoulma in their XI.

20h30 - More Ligue 1 team news: Guingamp v Bastia sees Jordan Ikoko start for the former, while the latter have Abdelhamid El Kaoutari, Mehdi Mostefa and Prince Oniangue in their line-up.

20h20 - Half time in La Liga, where Zouhair Feddal has scored past Carlos Kameni to see Alaves 1-0 up at Malaga. In Germany, Marvin Matip's Ingolstadt have levelled the game at home to Koln at 1-1. Arsenal go into half time in the FA Cup 1-0 up against Lincoln thanks to a late goal from Theo Walcott.

20h15 - Our first piece of team news from the Ligue matches kicking off at 21h00: Modou Diagne and Issiar Dia start for Nancy at home to Lille, who feature Yassine Benzia and Vincent Enyeama in their XI.

20h10 - Alex Iwobi's Arsenal still being held 0-0 in their FA Cup clash at home to Lincoln City, we're now nearing the end of the first half.

20h00 - We're an hour away from kick-off in four Ligue 1 matches in France, where there is sure to be plenty of African interest. We'll bring you team news as it comes in from abroad.

19h50 - Koln have the lead against Marvin Matip's Ingolstadt in the Bundesliga, with Anthony Modeste putting them ahead.

19h40 - We're 10 minutes into the final Bundesliga match of the day, where it's 0-0 between Ingolstadt and Koln. Marvin Matip and Marcel Tisserand have started for the former.

19h30 - Alex Iwobi starts on the bench for Arsenal in the FA Cup. The Gunners will be desperate to bounce back to winning ways against the minnows, Lincoln City. Elneny misses out due to injury.

19h25 - Moutinho has doubled Monaco's lead as they now aim to pull clear of their opponents.

19h20 - Kameni starts in goal for Malaga in the Spanish La Liga with Moroccan defender Feddal involved from the onset for minnows Alaves.

19h10 - Mbappe has continued his scoring form for Monaco; latching onto a ball from Falcao to give the league leaders the lead in the Principality.

19h05 - Full-Time scores in the German Bundesliga: Bayern Munich 3-0 Eintracht Frankfurt; Darmstadt 2-1 Mainz; Hertha Berlin 2-1 Borussia Dortmund ; RP Leipzig 0-1 Wolfsburg; Freiburg 1-1 Hoffenheim

RECAP: Kalou and Aubameyang on target for their respective club sides.

19h00 - Full-Time scores in the English Premier League: Bournemouth 3-2 West Ham United ; Everton 3-0 West Brom; Hull City 2-1 Swansea City

RECAP: Afobe with an assist for Bournemouth, Feghouli with an assist for West Ham and Andre Ayew with a goal - Niasse with a memorable brace for the Tigers.

18h50 - Unbelievable scenes as Bournemouth snatch a late win over the Hammers. King with a hat-trick for the Cherries. Over in Hull, Niasse scored a brace as the Tigers beat the Swans.

18h40 - Andre Ayew has pulled West Ham United level at Bournemouth. 2-2 as we head into the final few minutes of regulation time at the Vitality Stadium.

18h25 - EARLIER: Kelechi Iheanacho and Yaya Toure were involved as Manchester City defeated Middlesbrough 2-0 to book their place in the next round of the FA Cup.

18h20 - Niasse has risen off the bench to great effect for the Tigers as he gives them the lead! Over in Bournemouth, Afobe set up King as the Cherries take the lead at the Vitality.

18h15 - Moroccan attacked El Zhar involved from the onset for Spanish La Liga minnows Leganes, who are away to Sevilla.

18h00 - Half-Time scores in the English Premier League: Bournemouth 1-1 West Ham United (Afobe missed a penalty); Everton 2-0 West Brom; Hull City 0-0 Swansea City

17h55 - Half-Time scores in the German Bundesliga: Bayern Munich 2-0 Eintracht Frankfurt; Darmstadt 2-1 Mainz; Hertha Berlin 1-0 Borussia Dortmund (Kalou on target); RP Leipzig 0-1 Wolfsburg; Freiburg 0-0 Hoffenheim

17h45 - Kamano and Sankhare start for Bordeaux in the French Ligue 1 - they are away to top of the table Monaco who boast Morocco international Dirar among their substitutes.

17h30 - Kalou on target for Hertha Berlin who lead Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's Borussia Dortmund 1-0 at half-time.

17h20 - Earlier; Munir - Morocco linked Spanish international - hit the back of the net as Valencia were held to a 1-1 draw by Gijon in the Spanish La Liga.

17h15 - Feghouli with an assist as West Ham United take the lead at the Cherries. Bournemouth had missed a penalty before the Hammers hit the front.

17h10 -Also plenty of German Bundesliga action currently on-going with Bayern Munich setting the pace once more.

17h05 - Gana Gueye not involved from the onset for Everton with the Senegalese named among the substitutes. Allan Nyom, though, in the starting 11 for West Brom. N'Diaye starts for Hull City who also have Niasse and Elmohamady on the bench - Jordan Ayew among the substitutes for Swansea.

16h55 - Premier League and FA Cup action in England this evening; Sofiane Feghouli and Cheikhou Kouyaté start for West Ham United with Andre Ayew named among the substitutes.  The Hammers are away to Bournemouth who boast Max Gradel on the bench.

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