African Stars Watch - AS IT HAPPENED - 14 September 2019

African Stars Watch - AS IT HAPPENED - 14 September 2019
Leicester City's Wilfred Ndidi

by Graeme Jackson

Saturday Sep 14, 2019. 17:38

Welcome to for our as-it-happened African Stars Watch of players in action in the major European leagues on Saturday 14 September 2019.


(All times CAT)

18:00 – That concludes our ASW for the day, enjoy the rest of your weekend!

17:55 – Done and dusted in England, where Wilfred Ndidi’s Leicester City suffered a first defeat of the season, going down 1-0 away to Manchester United. Here are the other scores from the Premier League’s afternoon matches: Brighton 1-1 Burnley, Sheffield 0-1 Southampton, Tottenham 4-0 Crystal Palace and Wolves 2-5 Chelsea.

17:40 – The second Serie A match of the day kicks off in 20 minutes and sees Napoli host Sampdoria. The home side boast Kalidou Koulibaly in their starting XI.

17:30 – Full time from the Bundesliga’s afternoon matches, here are the final scores:  Augsburg 2-1 Frankfurt, Dortmund 4-0 Leverkusen, Koln 0-1 Monchengladbach, Mainz 2-1 Hertha and Union 1-2 Werder. In England, Romain Saiss has scored to pull a goal back for Wolves, they trail 1-4 at home to Chelsea.

17:25 – Moussa Djenepo’s star is very much on the rise, as he scores to put Southampton 1-0 up away to Sheffield United!

17:20 –Kicking off in 10 minutes is the first Ligue 1 match of the day, which sees Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Idrissa Gueye start for Paris Saint-Germain at home to a Strasbourg team which boasts Lamine Kone in the starting XI.

17:15 – Tammy Abraham, who is not an African national but is of Nigerian heritage, has racked up a hat-trick to see Chelsea go 4-0 up away to Wolves in the Premier League.

17:05 – Done and dusted in the early game in Italy, where KP Boateng’s Fiorentina held Juventus 0-0. We’re also back underway in the second half of the matches in the Premier League.

16:50 – Half time in England, here are the scores so far: Brighton 0-0 Burnley, Man United 1-0 Leicester, Sheffield 0-0 Southampton, Tottenham 4-0 Palace and  Wolves 0-3 Chelsea. It seems Serge Aurier’s goal for Spurs has been credited as own goal for Eagles defender Patrick van Aanholt.

16:45 – Kevin-Prince Boateng has come on as a substitute for Fiorentina, who are holding Serie A champions Juventus 0-0 in Italy’s early game.

16:35 – In Spain, Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa’s Villarreal lead 1-0 at Leganes, while a couple of goals in England see Chelsea leading 2-0 away to Romain Saiss’ Wolves.

16:25 – News of a rare goal for Serge Aurier to put Tottenham 2-0 up in their London derby against Crystal Palace. The Ivorian’s cross was deflected into the net by Patrick van Aanholt! This was quickly followed by another strike from Son Heung-min to make it 3-0!

16:20 – Half time in Germany, here are the scores thus far: Augsburg 2-0 Frankfurt, Dortmund 1-0 Leverkusen, Koln 0-1 Monchengladbach, Mainz 1-0 Hertha and Union 1-1 Bremen.

16:15 – Early goals in England, where Wilfred Ndidi’s Leicester are 1-0 down after a penalty scored by Man United’s Marcus Rashford and Serge Aurier’s Tottenham lead Palace 1-0 after a strike from Son Heung-min.

16:05 – In Germany, Paco Alcacer has put Dortmund 1-0 up against Bayer Leverkusen, turning home a cross from Morocco’s Achraf Hakimi.

15:55 – Another game kicking off in five minutes comes from Spain’s La Liga, as Leganes host Villarreal. Chidozie Awaziem and Youssef En Nesyri start for the home team, while Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa features in the XI for the ‘Yellow Submarine, who also have Samuel Chukwueze  and Karl Toko Ekambi on the bench.

15:50 – In Germany, Anthony Ujah’s Union Berlin have fought back from a goal down to he holding Bremen 1-1, while Ramy Bensebaini’s Monchengladbach lead 1-0 at Koln.

15:45 – The other African starters in the Premier League are Moussa Djenepo and Sofiane Boufal for Southampton away to Sheffield United; Jordan Ayew, Wilfried Zaha, Cheikhou Kouyate and Jeffrey Schlupp feature for Crystal Palace away to Tottenham Hotspur, who have Serge Aurier at right-back; and Romain Saiss starts for Wolverhampton Wanderers at home to Chelsea.

15:40 – There are five Premier League matches kicking off in 20 minutes, with the main focus falling on Manchester United v Leicester City at Old Trafford. Nigerian star Wilfred Ndidi will look to boss the engine room and lay the platform for a Foxes upset.

15:35 – We’re five minutes into a string of games which have kicked off in Germany’s Bundesliga. Achraf Hakimi starts for Borussia Dortmund at home to Bayer Leverkusen; Ellyes Skhiri comes up against Ramy Bensebaini for Koln v Borussia Monchengladbach; Pierre Kunde Malong starts in defensive midfield for Mainz at home to Hertha Berlin, and Anthony Ujah leads the attack for Union Berlin at home to Werder Bremen.

15:30 – We open our ASW with news from the early game in England’s Premier League, where Sadio Mane netted a brace and Mohamed Salah wrapped up the scoring to help Liverpool defeat Newcastle United 3-1 at Anfield and keep up their perfect start to the season.

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