Newcastle United's Christian Atsu (left) speaks with Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez

by Staff Reporter

Sunday Dec 09, 2018. 18:25

Welcome to for what was our LIVE African Stars Watch coverage of players from the African continent in action across Europe's top leagues on Sunday, 09 December 2018.

As It Happened Commentary (press F5 to refresh) All times CAT:

18h35 - That brings an end to our LIVE coverage this Sunday. Be sure to tune in next weekend as we bring you more LIVE updates of footballers from the African continent involved in European action.

18h30 - Jean-Philippe Gbamin (Ivory Coast) and Pierre Kunde Malong's (Cameroon) Mainz rescued a late point at home to Hannover in the German Bundesliga.

18h25 - Ayoze Perez has hit straight back for the Magpies, 1-1.

18h20 - Diogo Jota has given Wolves an early lead at St.James's Park. Not the start Atsu and Diame were looking for...

18h15 - The Ivorian theme in the Italian Serie A continues with Cristian Kouame involved from the onset for Genoa. Franck Kessie is also likely to feature for AC Milan later this evening. Genoa are at home to Spal who boast two Africans in their staring 11: Alfrid Gomis (Senegal) and Mohamed Salim Fares (Algeria). 

18h00 - Romain Saiss (Morocco) is also involved from the onset for Wolves against Newcastle United, as is Mali linked Adama Traore.

17h55 - Saif-Eddine Khaoui (Tunisia) scored a late equaliser for Caen in a 2-2 draw away to Strasbourg in the French Ligue 1. Fellow Africans Mothiba and Fajr were also on target.

17h35 - Duvan Zapata has netted a hat-trick for Atlanta against Toost-Ekong's Udinese in the Italian Serie A. Looks like it will be more dropped points for the hosts who battle at the wrong end of the standings. Seko Fofana (Ivory Coast) also involved for Udinese.

17h20 - The in form Nicolas Pepe (Ivory Coast) will be aiming to add to his tally this evening. Lille are at home to Reims in the French top division.

17h10 - Both Christian Atsu (Ghana) and Mohamed Diame (Senegal) start for Newcastle United. The Magpies are at home to Wolves in the English Premier League.

16h55 - Bottom placed Huesca are at home to Real Madrid in the Spanish LaLiga. Carlos Akapo (Equatorial Guinea) will play no part due to a thigh injury.

16h45 - Pierre Kunde Malong (Cameroon) is in midfield for Mainz. The 05 are at home to Hannover 96 in the German Bundesliga Liga. The visitors have taken an early lead.

16h30 - Lebo Mothiba netted his eighth goal of the French Ligue 1 season, moments after Faycal Fajr (Morocco) had pulled Caen level. Strasbourg lead 2-1 after an action packed half hour of football.

16h15 - Two early goals in the Italian Serie A match between Udinese and Atlanta. William Troost-Ekong (Nigeria) is in the heart of defence for the hosts who equalised following the visitors second minute opener.

16h00 - Both Lebo Mothiba (South Africa) and Lamine Kone (Ivory Coast) are in the starting 11 for Strasbourg who are at home to Caen in the French Ligue 1.

15h45 - In another thrilling encounter, Eibar and Levante played to a 4-4 stalemate in the Spanish LaLiga. Pape Diop (Senegal) and Emmanuel Boateng (Ghana) were both involved. Moses Simon (Nigeria) was an unused substitute for the visitors.

15h35 -African duo  Khouma Babacar (Senegal) and Alfred Duncan (Ghana) found the back of the net for Sassuolo in a dramatic 3-3 draw against Fiorentina in the Italian Serie A. Both teams ended the game with 10-men.

- Following a day where Mohamed Salah netted a hat-trick for Liverpool as they moved top of the English Premier League standings, which African can make their mark in Europe's top leagues this afternoon/evening?

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