African Stars Watch – AS IT HAPPENED– 8 December 2018

African Stars Watch – AS IT HAPPENED– 8 December 2018
Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

by Graeme Jackson

Saturday Dec 08, 2018. 18:45

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 December 2018.

All times CAT

19h00 - We wrap up our ASW with news of the final scores from the afternoon Premier League matches: Arsenal 1-0 Huddersfield, Burnley 1-0 Brighton, Cardiff 1-0 Southampton, Manchester United 4-1 Fulham and West Ham 3-2 Crystal Palace. In addition, Algerian star Riyad Mahrez will start for Manchester City away to Chelsea, in a match which kicks off at 19h30.

18h45 - Marcus Rashford has netted for Manchester United at home to Jean Michael Seri's Fulham, making it 4-1 in favour of the hosts at Old Trafford, while Pierre Emerick Aubameyang provided an assist for Lucas Torreira to see Arsenal 1-0 up against Huddersfield.

18h40 - Ghanaian Jeffrey Schlupp has scored for Palace away to West Ham - the visitors have reduced the deficit at the London Stadium to 3-2.

18h35 - Sol Bamba's Cardiff have taken a 1-0 lead at home to fellow relegation battlers Southampton in the Premier League. In La Liga, Geoffrey Kondogbia's Valencia are 1-0 down at home to Sevilla.

18h30 - In the Premier League, Wilfried Zaha's Palace are now 3-1 down away to West Ham, while Jean Michael Seri's Fulham have pulled a goal back at Man United (to be 3-1 down), but Andre Frank Zambo Anguissa has been sent off after picking up a second yellow card.

18h25 - Done and dusted in the afternoon matches in the Bundesliga, here are the final scores: Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 Augsburg, Bayern Munich 3-0 Nurnberg, Freiburg 3-0 RB Leipzig, Schalke 1-2 Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsburg 2-2 Hoffenheim.

18h10 - Arthur Masuaku's West Ham have drawn level at 1-1 against visitors Crystal Palace.

18h05 - Ishak Belfodil's Hoffenheim are back on level terms at 2-2 away to Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga, while Achraf Hakimi's Dortmund lead 2-1 at Salif Sane's Schalke.

17h55 - Done and dusted in the early Serie A match, where Kalidou Koulibaly's Napoli cruised to a 4-0 home win.

17h50 - Half time in the Premier League matches, here are the scores thus far: Manchester United 3-0 Fulham, Burnley 1-0 Brighton, West Ham 0-1 Palace, Arsenal 0-0 Huddersfield and Cardiff 0-0 Southampton.

17h40 - Leon Balogun's Brighton have gone 1-0 down away to Burnley.

17h30 - It's turning into an easy afternoon for Kalidou Koulibaly's Napoli as they have gone 3-0 up at home to Frosinone in Serie A, while Jeam Michael Seri's Fulham are now 2-0 down away to Man United in the Premier League.

17h20 - Half time in Germany, where Nabil Bentaleb's Schalke remain 1-0 down at home to Borussia Dortmund, while Ishak Belfodil's early goal for Hoffenheim has been cancelled out and bettered, to see hosts Wolfsburg 2-1 up.

17h15 - Early goals in England which see Wilfried Zaha's Palace 1-0 up away to West Ham and Manchester United 1-0 up at home to Jean Michael Seri's Fulham.

17h05 - The second La Liga game of the day kicks off in 10 minutes and sees Valencia at home to Sevilla. Geoffrey Kondogbia is on the bench for 'Los Che'.

16h55 - Also coming up in England, Jean Michael Seri and Andre Frank Zambo start for Fulham away to Manchester United and Wilfried Zaha and Cheikhou Kouyate start for Crystal Palace away to Arthur Masuaku's West Ham United.

16h50 - Achraf Hakimi's Dortmund have an early lead away to Schalke in the Bundesliga. In other games coming up in England, Yves Bissouma and Leon Balogun start for Brighton & Hove Albion away to Burnley, and Sol Bamba and Bruno Ecuele feature in defence for Cardiff City at home to Mario Lemina's Southampton.

16h45 - Napoli now lead 2-0, with Kalidou Koulibaly providing the assist for Adam Ounas to score. Coming up in 15 minutes we have five Premier League matches kicking off, including Pierre Emerick Aubameyang starting for Arsenal at home to Huddersfield Town.

16h40 - We're approaching half time of the early game in Italy's Serie A, where Napoli - featuring Faouzi Ghoulam, Kalidou Koulibaly and Adam Ounas - are 1-0 up at home to Raman Chibsah's Frosinone.

16h35 - We're five minutes into the Bundesliga's afternoon matches, which features Nabil Bentaleb and Salif Sane for Schalke at home to Achraf Hakimi's Borussia Dortmund in the Ruhr Derby, and Ishak Belfodil starting for Hoffenheim away to Wolfsburg.

16h30 - We open our ASW with news of earlier matches in Spain and England. Thomas Partey helped Atletico Madrid defeat compatriot Mubarak Wakaso's Deportivo Alaves 3-0 in the early La Liga game, while in the Premier League Mohamed Salah was at his brilliant best in scoring a hat-trick to inspire Liverpool to a 4-0 away win over Bournemouth which lifted them to the top of the table.

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