African Stars Watch - AS IT HAPPENED - 5 October 2019

African Stars Watch - AS IT HAPPENED - 5 October 2019
Sadio Mane (R) celebrates with teammate Mohamed Salah

by Graeme Jackson

Saturday Oct 05, 2019. 17:45

Welcome to for what was our African Stars Watch of players in action in major European leagues on Saturday 5 October 2019.


All times CAT

18:00 – That concludes our live coverage for Saturday, enjoy the rest of your football weekend!

17:55 – Done and dusted in the afternoon Premier League matches, where Sadio Mane earned a late penalty – converted by James Milner – to see Liverpool retain their 100 percent record with a 2-1 win over Leicester City. Elsewhere in England, Aston Villa trumped Norwich City 5-1 away, Burnley beat 10-man Everton 1-0 and Watford v Sheffield ended 0-0. In Spain, Real Madrid added a goal to defeat Granada 4-2.

17:45 – Marvelous Nakamba’s Aston Villa are flying away to Norwich, having scored again to go 5-0 up. In France, still 0-0 early in the game between Idrissa Gueye’s PSG and Angers.

17:40 – Wilfred Ndidi’s Leicester have pegged back Liverpool, with James Maddison scoring to make it 1-1 with just over 10 minutes of regulation time remaining. In Spain, Ramon Azeez’s Granada have pulled back another goal away to Real Madrid, it’s now 3-2 to Los Blancos.

17:35 – Alex Iwobi’s Everton find themselves in trouble away to Burnley, where they’re both a man and a goal down. In Liverpool, Sadio Mane’s goal continues to see the Reds with their noses in front against Wilfred Ndidi’s Leicester City.

17:25 – Done and dusted in the afternoon Bundesliga games, where Achraf Hakimi’s goal was not enough for a Borussia Dortmund win, as they were held 2-2 at Freiburg. Ihlas Bebou’s Hoffenheim claimed a shock 2-1 win at Bayern Munich, Leverkusen v Leipzig ended 1-1, and Mainz defeated Paderborn 2-1.

17:20 – Luka Modric has added to Real Madrid’s advantage at home to Ramon Azeez’s Granada, it’s now 3-0.

17:15 – France’s Ligue 1 will have its first match of the day when Paris Saint-Germain host Angers, kicking off at 17:30. Idrissa Gueye starts for the former, while the latter have Ismael Traore and Rachid Alioui in their XI.

17:10 – Ihlas Bebou’s Hoffenheim are back in front away to Bayern at 2-1 up, Amadou Haidara’s Leipzig are back on level terms at 1-1 with Leverkusen, while Villa have gone 3-0 up away to Norwich thanks to a strike from Jack Grealish.

17:05 – A third goal in the space of a few days for Achraf Hakimi, who has scored in the 67th minute to put Dortmund 2-1 up away to Freiburg. Bayern have also levelled the game at home to Hoffenheim at 1-1.

17:00 – Done and dusted in the early Serie A game, where Gervinho’s Parma went down 1-0 away to SPAL. In Germany, Ihlas Bebou’s Hoffenheim have claimed a surprise lead away to Bayern Munich, Leverkusen lead 1-0 at Leipzig and Achraf Hakimi’s Dortmund have been pegged back to 1-1 by Freiburg.

16:50 – Half time in the afternoon Premier League matches, here are the scores so far: Burnley 0-0 Everton, Liverpool 1-0 Leicester, Watford 0-0 Sheffield and Norwich 0-2 Aston Villa. It’s also 2-0 to Real Madrid over Ramon Azeez’s Granada in Spain, with Eden Hazard getting Los Blancos’ second.

16:45 – Sadio Mane breaks the deadlock for Liverpool at home to Leicester, a beautiful finish from the Senegalese forward to put the Reds 1-0 up.

16:35 – Our second goal from the Premier League’s afternoon games again comes from Marvelous Nakamba’s Aston Villa, who have extended their lead at Norwich to 2-0 with another strike from Wesley.

16:20 – Half time in the Bundesliga’s games, here are the scores so far: Leverkusen 0-0 Leipzig, Bayern 0-0 Hoffenheim, Freiburg 0-1 Dortmund, and Paderborn 1-2 Mainz.

16:15 – Our first goal from England sees Marvelous Nakamba’s Villa 1-0 up away to Norwich City thanks to a goal from Wesley.

16:05 – We are underway in the afternoon games in the Premier League and La Liga, where Karim Benzema has already put Real Madrid 1-0 up against  Ramon Azeez’s Granada. In Germany, Daniel Brosinski has scored to put Pierre Kunde-Malong’s Mainz 2-1 up at Paderborn.

15:55 – Also kicking off at the top of the hour is the day’s second La Liga match, which sees Real Madrid host Granada. Nigeria’s Ramon Azeez starts for the away side. In Germany, Achraf Hakimi’s Dortmund have the lead away to Freiburg.

15:50 – Coming up in 10 minutes we’ll have four Premier League afternoon matches. Alex Iwobi starts for Everton away to Burnley; Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane start for Liverpool away at home to Leicester City, who have Wilfred Ndidi in midfield; Aston Villa have Marvelous Nakamba in their starting XI for the trip to Norwich City; and Ismaila Sarr is on the bench for Watford at home to Sheffield United.

15:45 – Mohamed Drager has provided an assist for Ben Zolinski to score and make it 1-1 between Paderborn and Mainz.

15:40 – Gervinho’s Parma are behind early in their Serie A game at SPAL, thanks to a strike from Andrea Petagna, while Pierre Kunde-Malong’s Mainz hold a 1-0 lead away to Paderborn with a goal from Robin Quaison.

15:30 – We’ve just wrapped up the early Premier League game, where Yves Bissouma and Gaetan Bong were second-half substitutes in Brighton & Hove Albion’s emphatic 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur. Real issues for the London side in the wake of their thrashing at the hands of Bayern Munich in midweek.

15:15 – Coming up in 15 minutes will be kick-off for four Bundesliga afternoon matches. Amadou Haidara is on the bench for RB Leipzig away to Bayer Leverkusen; Ihlas Bebou starts for Hoffenheim away to Bayern Munich; Achraf Hakimi will look to continue his scoring form when Borussia Dortmund head to Freiburg; and Jamilu Collins and Mohamed Drager feature in defence for Paderborn at home to Pierre Kunde-Malong’s Mainz.

15:05 – On the go in Italy’s Serie A is the early game between SPAL and Parma. The latter have Ivorian veteran Gervinho starting in attack alongside Dejan Kulusevski and Andreas Cornelius.

15:00 – We open today’s ASW with news out of Spain’s La Liga, where the early game has concluded and seen Chidozie Awaziem and Youssef En-Nesyri’s Leganes go down 2-1 at home to Levante.

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