African Stars Watch: 02 December 2017 – AS IT HAPPENED
Saturday Dec 02, 2017. 18:41
Welcome to AfricanFootball.com for our African Stars Watch; where we keep you updated on action across Europe from an African perspective, on Saturday 02 December 2017.
AS IT HAPPENED COMMENTARY:
Thank you for joining us today on AfricanFootball.com for what was our LIVE African Stars Watch of players in action across the European continent.
19h00 – Full-Time scores in the English Premier League: Brighton 1-5 Liverpool; Everton 2-0 Huddersfield Town; Leicester City 1-0 Burnley; Stoke City 2-1 Swansea City; Watford 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur; West Brom 0-0 Crystal Palace
18h50 – Amine Harit involved from the onset for Schalke who are at home to FC Koln in the German Bundesliga. Nabil Bentaleb doens’t feature for the hosts as he is yet to recover from injury.
18h40 – Alex Iwobi starts on the bench for Arsenal who are at home to Manchester United in the English Premier League later this evening. No Eric Bertrand Bailly for the Red Devils.
18h30 – Borrussia Dortmund were able to conjure a 1-1 draw away to Bayer Leverkusen in the German Bundesliga. The Black and Yellows without the suspended Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Victory for Bayern Munich, though, have stretched their lead to 6 points atop the league standings.
18h20 – Disappointing outing for Naby Keita and his RP Leipzig teammates as they fall to a 4-0 defeat away to Hoffenheim in the German Bundesliga to fall further behind Bayern Munich.
18h05 – Plenty of action in the clash between Brighton and Liverpool. Mohamed Salah set up the Reds third of the day, but the Seagulls have since pulled a goal back from the penalty spot.
18h00 – Half-Time scores in the English Premier League: Brighton 0-2 Liverpool; Everton 0-0 Huddersfield Town; Leicester City 1-0 Burnley; Stoke City 2-1 Swansea City; Watford 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur; West Brom 0-0 Crystal Palace
17h50 – Mame Biram Diouf has given Stoke City the lead as the Potters come from behind to take the lead against Swansea City.
17h45 – Thomas Partey currently involved for Atletico Madrid who are at home to Real Sociedad in the second Spanish La Liga game of the day. The Ghanaian in action at right-back once more. Earlier, Barcelona were held to a 2-2 draw by Celta Vigo.
17h35 – Three African players involved from the onset as Strasbourg play host to French Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain. Jean-Eudes Aholou, Bakary Kone and Kader Mangane named in the starting 11 for the hosts.
17h20 – Christian Kabasele – born in the Democratic Republic of Congo – has given the Hornets and early lead against a Spurs side desperate to bounce back to winning ways.
17h10 – Wilfried Bony has found the back of the net against his former employers as Swansea City hit the front against the Potters. That is the big Ivorian’s first Premier League goal of the campaign.
17h05 – Plenty of German Bundesliga action currently on-going, No Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang most notable for Borussia Dortmund with the forward currently serving suspension following his red card in the 4-4 draw against Schalke.
16h55 – Molla Wague and Serge Aurier on the bench for the Hornets and Spurs respectively while Ahmed Hegazy starts in defence for the Baggies in Alan Pardew’s first game in charge of the club. Pardew is at home to former employers Palace with Wiflried Zaha and Jeffery Schlupp involved from the onset for the Eagles.
16h45 – Riyad Mahrez and Wilfred Ndidi start for the Foxes who are at home to a high-flying Burnley outfit. Lots of African attacking power on show as the Potters and the Swans fight for three points. Maxim Choupo-Moting and Mame Biram Diouf take on Jordan Ayew and Wilfried Bony who captain’s the Welsh outfit this afternoon.
16h40 – Gaetan Bong and Mohamed Salah will go head-to-head down the flank as the Seagulls play host to a rampant Reds outfit. Sadio Mane starts on the bench for Jugen Klopp’s troops. Elsewhere, Idrissa Gana Gueye and Elias Kachunga go head-to-head from the onset on Merseyside in Sam Allardyce first game in charge.
16h35 – Upcoming EPL fixtures: Brighton vs Liverpool; Everton vs Huddersfield Town; Leicester City vs Burnley; Stoke City vs Swansea City; Watford vs Tottenham Hotspur; West Brom vs Crystal Palace
16h30 – A further six Premier League fixtures will soon follow with the heavyweight clash between Arsenal and Manchester United to round of a busy day of action.
16h25- Victor Moses and Chancel Mbemba played the full game for their respective club side’s as Chelsea registered a 3-1 come-from-behind victory over Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge. Mohamed Diamé played 75 minutes for the Magpies.