African Stars Watch – AS IT HAPPENED – 30 September 2018

African Stars Watch – AS IT HAPPENED – 30 September 2018
Max Gradel of Ivory Coast

by Graeme Jackson

Sunday Sep 30, 2018. 16:38

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 Sunday, 30 September 2018.


Commentary
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17h00 - We wrap up today's coverage with news of the full-time scores in Italy and France's afternoon matches. In Ligue 1, Rennes and Toulouse drew 1-1, while in Italy Christian Kouame's Genoa won 2-1 away to Frosinone, Ola Aina's Torino won 1-0 at Chievo and Musa Barrow came off the bench for Atalanta but couldn't prevent a 2-0 loss at Fiorentina.


16h50 - Max Gradel has provided an assist for Jeanclair Todibo to level the game for 10-man Toulouse away to Rennes in Ligue 1.


16h40 - Another game at 17h00 is the final Premier League fixture of the weekend, which sees Cardiff City at home to Burnley. The hosts' defence features Sol Bamba and Bruno Ecuele of Ivory Coast and Gabon respectively.


16h30 - Coming up in half hour is the second Ligue 1 match of the day, which sees Ambroise Oyongo and Ellyes Skhiri start for Montpellier at home to a Nimes line-up which features Denis Bouanga, Mustapha Diallo and Herve Lybohy. In the ongoing French top flight match, M'Baye Niang has scored from the penalty spot to put Rennes 1-0 up against Toulouse.


16h20 - Half time in Germany, where Ante Rebic has added to Frankfurt's advantage to leave it 2-0 at the break.


16h15 - Underway in the match in Spain, while the Bundesliga French striker Evan N'Dicka (who is of Cameroonian descent) has scored to put Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0 up at home to Ihlas Bebou's Hannover.


16h05 - Back underway in the afternoon games in France and Italy. Coming up in 10 minutes is the second La Liga game of the day, which sees Karl Toko Ekambi on the bench for Villarreal at home to Valladolid.


15h55 - Half time in the afternoon games in France and Italy. Rennes and Toulouse are locked at 0-0 in Ligue 1, though the latter are down to 10 men. In Serie A, Raman Chisbah's Frosinone have pulled a goal back to trail Christian Kouame's Genoa 2-1, while the other games are goalless.


15h40 - Two assists in quick succession for Ivorian Christian Kouame, who teed up a brace for Krzysztof Piatek to put Genoa 2-0 up against Frosinone in Serie A.


15h30 - Underway in the Bundesliga's afternoon match, where Ihlas Bebou's Hannover will look to avoid a fourth straight loss in the German top flight.


15h20 - Still goalless in the three Serie A matches (though Torino's Nicholas N'Koulou has already been booked), as well as the Ligue 1 clash between Rennes and Toulouse.


15h10 - Coming up in 20 minutes will be the afternoon Bundesliga match, which sees Togolese Ihlas Bebou start for Hannover away to Eintracht Frankfurt.


14h55 - Five minutes to kick-off of three Serie A afternoon matches. In the first, Nicholas N'Koulou and Ola Aina start for Torino away to Chievo, Bryan Dabo and Musa Barrow are on the respective benches for Fiorentina v Atalanta, and Raman Chisbah comes up against Christian Kouame in Frosinone v Genoa.


14h40 - Kicking off at 15h00 is the first Ligue 1 match of the day, which sees Rami Bensebaini, Abdoulaye Diallo, Ismaila Sarr, Hamari Traore and Edson Mexer start for Rennes at home to Toulouse, who feature Mathieu Dossevi, Max Gradel and Ibrahim Sangare in their starting XI.


14h30 - We begin today's coverage with news from the early games in Italy and Spain. In the former, Orji Okonkwo made a substitute appearance to help Bologna defeat William Troost-Ekong and Seko Fofana's Udinese, while the latter saw Yassine Bounou's Girona claim a 1-1 draw away to Carlos Akapo's Huesca.





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