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A Round up of African Players’ Performance in the Champions League

A round up of the performance of African players in the champions league.

Joseph Paintsill (Ghana), Paul Ounachu (Nigeria) and Mbwana Samatta (Tanzania) all made the start for Genk but it was Senegal’s Kalidou Coulibaly’s Napoli who secured the bragging rights.

Happening on Tuesday, it required a hat-trick from Arkadius Milik and a Dries Merterns’ lone goal to down Genk 4-0.

Sadio Mane got booked but Guinea’s Naby Keita and Mohamed Salah from Egypt rose to the billing to assure a 2-0 win for the Anfield outfit against Austria’s Red Bull Salzburg.

Mali’s Amadou Haidara formed the core of RB Leipzig’s midfielder in the Germans 2-2 stalemate with France’s Olympique Lyon.

Depay and Aoura scored for Lyon while Forsberg and Werner both netted spot-kicks for Leipzig.

In another outing on Tuesday, Peter Olayinka from Nigeria got the nod from the start as Ivory Coast’s Ibrahim Traore got overlooked in Slavia Praha’s 2-1 loss to Dortmund before and over sixty-five thousand strong home fans in Dortmund.

Despite scoring over the weekend, Victor Osinhem was reduced to a desolate figure on the bench with Loic Remy preferred up in the attack in Lille’s 2-1 loss to Chelsea.

Andre Onana was an unmistakable figure in goal for Ajax as well as Morocco pair Hakim Ziyech and Noussair Mazaraoui but they couldn’t stop Valencia nicking in all points via Rodrigo’s lone goal.

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