UCL Wrap: Difficult night for Africa's stars in Europe

UCL Wrap: Difficult night for Africa's stars in Europe
Thomas Partey

by Staff Reporter

Thursday Nov 07, 2019. 08:00

Following the highs of Tuesday, it was a difficult evening for Africa’s stars in the Uefa Champions League on Wednesday evening.

Tunisia’s Yassine Meriah was amongst the starters for Olympiacos in a 2-0 loss away to Bayern Munich. Following a goalless first half, the German’s turned on the style in the second to book their place in the knockout stages.

It was also a tough night for Riyad Mahrez and his Manchester City teammates who were held to a 1-1 draw away to Atalanta, while Thomas Partey netted an own goal in Atletico Madrid’s 2-1 loss to Bayern Leverkusen.

The Ghana international registered a late assist, but the goal would come too late for the Spanish club as they fell to a narrow defeat.

Serge Aurier wasn’t part of the travelling squad as Tottenham Hotspur thumped Crvena Zvezda 4-0 while Mbaye Diagne missed a penalty for Club Brugge in a 1-0 loss away to Paris Saint-Germain.

It was also a difficult night for Galatasaray’s African contingent as they slumped to a 6-0 loss away to Real Madrid.

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