Monday Aug 19, 2019. 10:30
Aubameyang, Mane and fellow African star Mohamed Salah shared the golden boot last season, and the trio have started the 2019/20 campaign in similar goalscoring fashion.
Gabon international, Aubameyang, followed his opening weekend winner against Newcastle United with the winning goal for Arsenal in a 2-1 victory at home to Burnley on Saturday.
Senegal international Mane followed his brace in Liverpool’s Super Cup win over Chelsea with a stunning strike to sink former club Southampton.
The African theme continued on Sunday as Wilfred Ndidi made up for a first half error with a goal to earn Leicester City a point away to Chelsea.
Elsewhere this past weekend, Moroccan and Ajax Amsterdam midfielder Hakim Ziyech scored his second goal of the season as the Dutch champions registered a 4-1 thumping of VVV-Venlo.
Ghanaian youngster Issah Abass scored a superb solo effort for Utrecht as they held Feyenoord to a 1-1 draw at De Kuip to continue their unbeaten start to the Eredivisie season.
In Spain, Nigerian star Samuel Chukwueze found the back of the net for Villarreal in a 4-4 draw against Granda on the opening weekend of the LaLiga season.
Mbwana Samata continued his scoring run in 2019 with a hat-trick for Genk in a 4-0 thumping of Waasland-Beveren in the Belgium Pro League.
In France, Senegal midfielder Habibou Mouhamadou Diallo most notably bagged a brace to help FC Metz to a 3-0 thumping over Henry Onyekuru’s Monaco.
Fellow countryman M’Baye Niang capped a good weekend for the Teranga Lions in Europe, firing home for Stade Rennes in a 2-1 win over Ligue 1 champions Paris-Saint Germain.