African Stars Watch – AS IT HAPPENED – 9 December 2017

African Stars Watch – AS IT HAPPENED – 9 December 2017
Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha

by Graeme Jackson

Saturday Dec 09, 2017. 18:40

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, 9 December 2017.

Commentary:
All times CAT


19h00 - We end off this evening's live coverage with news of the full time scores from the Premier League. Steve Mounie's brace helped Huddersfield beat Brighton 2-0 and Wilfried Bony's late strike secured a crucial 1-0 win for Swansea at home to West Brom. Here are the other full time scores: Burnley 1-0 Watford, Crystal Palace 2-2 Bournemouth and Tottenham 5-1 Stoke.

18h50 - Half time in Ligue 1's early match, where PSG (who are without the suspended Neymar) lead Lille 1-0.

18h40 - La Liga's mid-evening match kicks off at 19h30 and sees Deportivo La Coruna host Leganes, who have Morocco's Nabil El Zhar in their starting line-up. In the Premier League, Wilfried Bony has scored a potentially massive goal for Swansea to see them lead 1-0 at home to West Brom.

18h35 - Yassine Benzia's Lille are now 1-0 down at PSG in Ligue 1, while Mame Biram Diouf and Eric Choupo-Moting are having a day to forget as their Stoke City team trails 5-0 at Tottenham.

18h25 - Full time in the Bundesliga matches, where Leon Balogun's Mainz held Naby Keita's RB Leipzig 2-2, KP Boateng's Frankfurt lost 1-0 at home to Bayern, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's goal was not enough for Dortmund as they lost 2-1 at home to Werder Bremen and Hamburger were held 0-0 by Wolfsburg.

18h20 - Still goalless in the first half of the Ligue 1 match between PSG and Lille, who also have the likes of Yves Bissouma and Herve Koffi on their bench.

18h10 - Eric Choupo-Moting's Stoke are now 2-0 down away to Tottenham, with the Premier League matches well into the second half now.

18h00 - Achraf Hakimi has got a goal to help Real Madrid lead 5-0 against Sevilla on the cusp of half time, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's Dortmund have dropped behind again in their match at home to Bremen - the visitors lead 2-1 with about 20 minutes to play.

17h55 - Our second African goal scorer is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has struck an equaliser for Dortmund to see them drawing 1-1 with Werder Bremen.

17h50 - Half time in the afternoon Premier League matches, where Steve Mounie's two goals for Huddersfield are the highlight from an African perspective. Here are the scores at the interval: Burnley 1-0 Watford, Crystal Palace 2-2 Bournemouth, Huddersfield 2-0 Brighton, Swansea 0-0 West Brom and Tottenham 1-0 Stoke.

17h45 - Wilfried Zaha's Palace back on level terms with Bournemouth thanks to a penalty from Luka Milivojevic, while Steve Mounie has another goal to see Huddersfield lead 2-0 against Brighton. Kicking off in 15 minutes we'll have the early Ligue 1 match, which sees Yassine Benzia and Nicolas Pepe start for Lille away to Paris Saint-Germain.

17h40 - Achraf Hakimi's Real Madrid have claimed a 2-0 lead against Sevilla, with none other than Cristiano Ronaldo finding the back of the net.

17h30 - Mame Biram Diouf's Stoke City trail 1-0 at Tottenham after an own goal from Ryan Shawcross.

17h20 - Half time in the Bundesliga's afternoon matches, where Naby Keita remains on the bench but his RB Leipzig hold a 2-1 lead over Leon Balogun's Mainz 05. In Spain, Achraf Hakimi's Real Madrid lead Sevilla 1-0 thanks to an early goal from Nacho.

17h15 - Leon Balogun's Mainz are back on level terms with Naby Keita's Leipzig  at 1-1, while Wilfried Zaha's Crystal Palace have gone 1-0 down against Bournemouth. Steve Mounie is the first African goal scorer of the day, having just put Huddersfield 1-0 up at home to Brighton.

17h05 - Goals in Germany, where Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's Dortmund are 1-0 down to Werder Bremen, KP Boateng's Frankfurt trail 1-0 at home to Bayern and Leon Balogun's Mainz are 1-0 behind at RP Leipzig.

16h50 -  At 17h15 we'll have kick-off in the early evening La Liga match in Spain, which sees Achraf Hakimi start for Real Madrid at home to Sevilla.

16h40 - Steve Mounie and Elias Kachunga start fir Huddersfield at home to Brighton, Wilfried Bony faces up to Ahmed Hegazy and Allan Nyom in the Swansea v West Bromwich Albion match and Stoke feature Eric Choupo-Moting and Mame Biram Diouf in attack for their trip to Tottenham Hotspur.

16h35 - Coming up at 17h00 are no less than five Premier League matches, with the early kick-off having seen Andre Ayew's West Ham United secure a surprise 1-0 win over Victor Moses' Chelsea. One of the five fixtures sees Wilfried Zaha and Jeff Schlupp start for Crystal Palace at home to  Bournemouth (who have Benik Afobe on the bench).

16h30 - We open today's ASW with team news coming out of Germany's Bundesliga, where four matches are kicking off right now. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leads the line for Borussia Dortmund at home to Werder Bremen, who have Ishak Belfodil on the bench.

Kevin-Prince Boateng starts for Eintracht Frankfurt at home to Bayern Munich, while Leon Balogun and Jean-Philippe Gbamin start for Mainz 05 away to RB Leipzig, who have Naby Keita on the bench.



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