Monday Sep 16, 2019. 09:00
AfricanFootball.com takes a look at the key results from Sunday’s football action across Europe’s top leagues from an African perspective.
Gabon international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a brace for Arsenal, but his double would only help the Gunners to a draw following a second-half implosion by the North London club.
Aubameyang took his English Premier League tally up to five for the season, but the struggling hosts would mount a fightback following the interval to conjure a point.
Nigeria’s Alex Iwobi started the game for Everton in the only other Premier League game on Sunday, but the Toffees failed to fire in a 3-1 defeat away to Bournemouth.
Nantes continued their strong start to the French Ligue 1 season thanks to a solitary striker from Kalifa Coulibaly. Victory extended the club’s winning run to three matches while they moved up to third on the log standings.
Max Gradel was on the scoresheet for Toulouse who managed a 2-2 draw away to Saint-Etienne while Monaco suffered a 3-4 defeat at home to Marseille. Bouna Sarr played the whole game for the visitors while Islam Slimani and Balde Keita featured for the hosts. Henry Onyekuru was an unused substitute.
In Turkey, Thievy Bifouma, Farouk Miya and Stephane Sessegnon were all on the scoresheet in another good day for Africa in the Super Lig.
Ivory Coast international Franck Kessie played the full 90 minutes for Serie A giants AC Milan in hard-fought win away to Verona while Aissa Mandi, Wilfrid Kaptoum, Alan Nyom and Djene Dakonam were all in action as Real Betis and Getafe closed of the weekend’s Spanish LaLiga action with a 1-1 draw.