Morocca’s Youssef en-Nesyri and Egypt’s Mohamed Salah skilled completely different feelings after their scoring feats on the weekend.
En-Nesyri struck a La Liga hat-trick for Sevilla towards Cadiz — his second this month — and had the added satisfaction of celebrating a 3-0 victory that lifted his membership to fourth.
After netting simply as soon as in his earlier six outings, Salah struck twice for Liverpool at Manchester United within the FA Cup however couldn’t stop a 3-2 defeat.
Right here, AFP Sport rounds up the performances of African stars within the FA Cup and the key European leagues:
MOHAMED SALAH (Liverpool)
Salah ended Liverpool’s objective drought by scoring twice, but it surely was not sufficient to raise the gloom for Jurgen Klopp’s males as they fell to United within the fourth spherical. Salah appeared extra like his previous self with a composed chip over Dean Henderson to open the scoring after which fired house from shut vary to make it 2-2 early within the second half. Regardless of his current struggles, the double took Salah’s tally to 19 targets in 28 video games this season.
YVES BISSOUMA (Brighton)
Mali worldwide Bissouma scored one of many targets of the spherical within the FA Cup with a blistering long-range strike into the highest nook as Brighton beat Blackpool 2-1.
BERTRAND TRAORE (Aston Villa)
Traore’s high quality kind continued along with his fourth objective in six video games as Villa kickstarted their cost for a spot in Europe subsequent season with a 2-0 Premier League win over Newcastle. The Burkinabe stroked house Villa’s second, off the underside of the bar, as Dean Smith’s males rose to eighth with two video games in hand over a lot of the sides above them.
YOUSSEF EN-NESYRI (Sevilla)
The Morocca ahead scored his second hat-trick in 4 video games as Sevilla dispatched Cadiz 3-0. En-Nesyri hit Cadiz twice in 4 minutes in direction of the tip of the primary half earlier than making it three shortly after the hour. En-Nesyri has scored seven targets in his final 4 matches, together with a hat-trick towards Actual Sociedad.
FRANCK KESSIE (AC Milan)
Ivory Coast midfielder Kessie was chargeable for Atalanta being awarded a penalty after elbowing Josip Ilicic within the face. Slovenian Ilicic stepped as much as rating his facet’ss second objective from the spot eight minutes after the break as Serie A leaders Milan fell 3-0 to undergo simply their second defeat this season.
Nigerian Simy pulled a objective again for rock-bottom Crotone in a 2-1 defeat to Fiorentina. The 28-year-old headed in after 66 minutes for his seventh objective this marketing campaign.
KEITA BALDE (Sampdoria)/GERVINHO (Parma)
Senegal winger Balde discovered the online for the third time in eight video games this season, sending within the second objective from a angle in a 2-0 win over Parma. Ivorian Gervinho missed probabilities to get second-last Parma again on observe as their winless run stretched to 10 video games.
VICTOR OSIMHEN (Napoli)
Nigerian attacker Osimhen performed for the primary time since November 8 after struggling a shoulder harm and later testing optimistic for coronavirus. The 22-year-old got here off the bench however did not make an influence as sixth-placed Napoli fell 3-1 to Hellas Verona.
SILAS WAMANGITUKA (VfB Stuttgart)
The Democratic Republic of Congo winger returned from a one-game suspension in model, scoring his tenth objective this season to offer Stuttgart an early lead towards native rivals Freiburg, who recovered to win 2-1.
TAIWO AWONIYI (Union Berlin)
The Nigerian performed the complete 90 minutes for the primary time in six video games as Union Berlin slumped to a 2-1 loss at Augsburg. Awoniyi, on mortgage this season from Liverpool, grabbed his third help of the marketing campaign when he arrange Marcus Ingvartsen for a first-half equaliser.
TINO KADEWERE (Lyon)
Zimbabwe ahead Kadewere took his Ligue 1 tally to 9 when he struck twice in Lyon’s 5-0 thumping of native rivals Saint-Etienne to maintain his facet in contact with leaders Paris Saint-Germain. The 25-year-old tapped within the opener within the sixteenth minute earlier than confidently rolling house the fourth following good work from Memphis Depay.
FARID BOULAYA (Metz)
Boulaya was on the scoresheet as Metz made positive that Raymond Domenech continued his winless begin on the helm of Nantes. The Algerian worldwide fired house the second of a 2-0 house win in stoppage time after earlier establishing Aaron Iseka’s first-half opener with a deft chipped move.