African Stars Watch – As it happened – 08 April 2017

African Stars Watch – As it happened – 08 April 2017
Lorient striker Benjamin Moukandjo

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Saturday Apr 08, 2017. 21:53

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, 8 April 2017.


22h00 - This concludes our coverage for tonight, please join us tomorrow for more coverage of Africa's players in major European leagues.

21h50 - Done and dusted in Ligue 1 for the night, here are the final scores: Bordeaux 3-0 Metz, Caen 0-2 Montpellier, Dijon 1-2 Bastia, Lyon 1-4 Lorient and Nancy 3-0 Rennes.

21h40 - Another goal for Benjamin Moukandjo and it's now 4-1 to Lorient over Lyon!

21h35 - Benjamin Moukandjo has scored to see Lorient 3-1 up away to Lyon. It's half time in La Liga, where Carlos Kameni's Malaga are 1-0 up against Barcelona, and also at the interval in Serie A, where Kwadwo Asamoah's Juve lead Chievo 1-0.

21h25 - Another goal for Issiar Dia sees Nancy 3-0 up against Rennes.

21h20 - Mehdi Mostefa's Bastia have claimed a 2-1 lead away to Dijon. In La Liga, things have gone from good to better for Carlos Kameni, with his Malaga side now 1-0 up against Barcelona.

21h15 - Francois Kamano's Bordeaux have taken their lead at home to Metz to 3-0, while in Serie A Kwadwo Asamoah's Juventus have taken a 1-0 advantage against Chievo.

21h10 - The first goal in the second half of the Ligue 1 matches has come from Stephane Sessegnon, who has put Montpellier 1-0 up at Caen. Lorient have also gone 2-1 up at Lyon, while Nancy now lead 2-0 at home to Rennes thanks to a goal from Issiar Dia.

21h05 - Back underway in the second half of all the Ligue 1 evening matches.

21h00 - So far so goal for Carlos Kameni in La Liga, where his Malaga side are drawing 0-0 with Barcelona.

20h50 - Half time in France's Ligue 1 evening games. Here are the scores: Bordeaux 1-0 Metz, Caen 0-0 Montpellier, Dijon 1-1 Bastia, Lyon 1-1 Lorient (where Majeed Waris has scored for the visitors) and Nancy 1-0 Rennes.

20h45 - Underway in Italy and Spain, with Cameroon's Carlos Kameni hoping to have a fine match for Malaga.

20h35 - More goals in France, where Mehdi Abeid's Dijon have levelled the game at 1-1 against Bastia, while Benjamin Moukandjo's Lorient are 1-0 down at Lyon.

20h30 - Kicking off in 15 minutes we have the final matches of the day in Spain's top flight and the Italian Serie A: Carlos Kameni keeps goal for Malaga as they take on the challenge of hosting Barcelona, while Kwadwo Asamoah and Mehdi Benatia are on the bench for Juventus in their home match against Chievo, who have Serge Gakpe waiting in reserve.

20h25 - Full time in the Premier League, Bundesliga and La Liga: Victor Moses put in a fine shift to help Chelsea win 3-1 at Bournemouth and re-establish a seven point lead at the top of the log; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had a day to forget as his Borussia Dortmund were whipped 4-1 at Bayern Munich; and Gael Kakuta scored two goals but still finished on the losing side has his Deportivo La Coruna lost 4-2 at Sevilla.

20h20 - More goals in Ligue 1 see Francois Kamano's Bordeaux 1-0 up at home to Metz, while Mehdi Mostefa's Bastia lead 1-0 at Dijon.

20h15 - The first goal in Ligue 1 tonight sees Guy N'Dy Assembe's Nancy 1-0 up against Rennes, while Ivorian Max Gradel has come on as a substitute for the final minutes of Bournemouth's match against Chelsea.

20h10 - Victor Moses denied by a fine save from Artur Boruc as the Nigerian looks to add to Chelsea's advantage at Bournemouth.

20h00 - Underway in the Ligue 1 matches in France, while in the Premier League Marcos Alonso has scored a beauty to see Victor Moses' Chelsea 3-1 up at Bournemouth. In Germany, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's Dortmund are now 4-1 down at Bayern Munich.

19h55 - Full time in Serie A, where Alfred Duncan's Sassuolo claimed a 1-1 draw away to Atalanta.

19h45 - Pierre Emerick Aubameyang's Dortmund find themselves 3-1 down at Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga, while our final team news from Ligue 1 sees Mickael Chretien, Issiar Dia, Diallo Guidileye and Guy N'Dy Assembe start for Nancy at home to a Rennes side which has Mexer, Ndombe Mubele and Giovanni Sio in their XI.

19h40 - More team news for France, where Benjamin Moukandjo and Majeed Waris start for Lorient away to Olympique Lyon.

19h35 - Another Ligue 1 line-up sees Mehdi Abeid, Fouad Chafik, Oussama Haddadi and Julio Tavares start for Dijon at home to Bastia, who feature Lassana Coulibaly, Abdelhamid El Kaoutari and Mehdi Mostefa.

19h30 - Alfred Duncan has appeared as a second-half substitute for Sassuolo in their Serie A match at Atalanta, which is currently locked at 1-1.

19h25 - Further team news from an upcoming Ligue 1 clash:  Francois Kamano and Younousse Sankhare start for Bordeaux at home to Metz, who feature Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Cheick Diabate, Fallou Diagne, Cheick Doukoure, Georges Mandjeck and Opa Nguette.

19h20 - Half time in England, Spain and Germany - Victor Moses' Chelsea lead 2-1 at Bournemouth, Gael Kakuta has scored two goals for Deportivo but they trail 3-2 at Sevilla and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's Dortmund trail 2-1 at Bayern Munich.

19h10 - Our first piece of team news from five Ligue 1 matches which kick off at 20h00. Jordan Adeoti and Syam Ben Yousseff start for Caen at home to Montpellier, who feature Stephane Sessegnon, Steve Mounie and Ryad Boudebouz in their XI.

19h00 - News of another goal for Gael Kakuta and Deportivo La Coruna are drawing 2-2 at Sevilla in Spain's La Liga.

18h55 - Chelsea now lead 2-0 at Bournemouth thanks to a fine finish from Eden Hazard, while in France we can confirm a 1-0 win for Monaco away to Angers in Ligue 1. Nabil Dirar provided the assist for Radamel Falcao's goal.

18h50 - It's now 2-0 to Bayern Munich over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's Dortmund, while Victor Moses' Chelsea have claimed a 1-0 lead away to Bournemouth, with the Nigerian providing an assist for Diego Costa's deflected goal.

18h45 - Victor Moses has picked up an early caution in Chelsea's match at Bournemouth. In France, Nabil Dirar's assist still sees Monaco 1-0 up away to Angers with about five minutes of regulation time remaining. Gael Kakuta has also scored for Deportivo La Coruna, who trail 2-1 early in their La Liga match at Sevilla.

18h40 - We're 10 minutes into the first half of the final Premier League match of the day, which sees Victor Moses make his return to the starting XI of Chelsea in their match at Bournemouth. It's 0-0 so far. In Germany, Bayern Munich have taken an early lead in their Bundesliga clash with arch rivals Borussia Dortmund, who have handed a start to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

18h30 - DR Congolese Gael Kakuta is action for Deportivo de La Coruña against Sevilla in the Spanish La Liga clash. The match just started.

18h20 - Moroccan Nabil Dirar's AS Monaco have just taken the lead against Angers in the 61st minute.

18h10 - Ivorian Ismaël Traoré, Senegalese duo Cheikh N'Doye, Famara Diedhiou and Cameroonian Karl Toko Ekambi are all in action for Angers against Moroccan Nabil Dirar's AS Monaco in the French Ligue 1 match. It remains 0-0 with 55 minutes played.

18h00 - Ghanaian Thomas Partey has been introduced by Atletico de Madrid, who have just equalized against Real Madrid in the Spanish La Liga match. It's 1-1 with less than five minutes left.

17h50 - Egyptian Ramadan Sobhi is adjudged to have been offside when making his run for Stoke City, who are now trailing 2-1 against Cameroonian Joel Matip's Liverpool with less than five minutes left.

17h40 - Nigerian Kelechi Iheanacho has just been introduced by Manchester City, who are still leading 3-0 against Hull City.

17h30 - Egyptian Ahmed Elmohamady of Hull City has been credited with an own-goal. Manchester City's first goal hit the defender before going into the back of the net. Ivorian Yaya Toure's Manchester are now leading 3-0.

17h20 - GOAL! Guinean Ibrahima Traore scores for Borussia Monchengladbach against Koln in the German Bundesliga match.

17h10 - Cameroonian Maxim Choupo-Moting grabbed an assist for Schalke in the 48th minute and they are now leading 4-1 against Wolfsburg.

17h00 - Cameroon Joel Matip and his fellow Liverpool defenders were exposed on the stroke of half-time and Stoke City scored. It's 1-0 at half-time.

16h50 - GOAL! Senegalese Cheikhou Kouyate's fires into the bottom right corner to make it 1-0 to West Ham United against Swansea City on the stroke of half-time in the English Premier League.

16h40 - Senegalese Assane Diousse has been introduced by Empoli, who are still locked at 1-1 with Pescara with 85 minutes played.

16h30 - Cameroonian Allan Nyom and his West Bromwich Albion teammates have just conceded against Southampton in the English Premier League game. It's 1-0 with 30 minutes played.

16h20 - Senegalese Omar Baye Niasse, who has started for Hull City against Ivorian Yaya Toure's Manchester City, is ruled offside with 20 minutes played in the English Premier League game and it remains goalless.

16h00 - Cameroonian Joel Matip has made his return to the Liverpool starting line-up against Stoke City. The defender and his Liverpool teammates have been under pressure in the first 10 minutes of the English Premier League match.

16h00 - Cameroonian Maxim Choupo-Moting's Schalke are leading 2-0 against Wolfsburg with 30 minutes played. The striker is yet to find the back of the net for his side.

15h50 - Moroccan Omar El Kaddouri broke the deadlock for Empoli against Pescara in the first-half of the Italian Serie A match. It is 1-1 at half-time.

15h40 - Still in the German Bundesliga, Guinean Naby Keita started for RB Leipzig against Bayer Leverkusen. It remains goalless with 10 minutes played.

15h30 - Algerian Nabil Bentaleb and Cameroonian Maxim Choupo-Moting just started for Schalke 04 against Wolfsburg in the German Bundesliga match.

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