Liverpool’s Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah gestures as he warms up forward of the English Premier League soccer match between Leeds United and Liverpool at Elland Road in Leeds, northern England on September 12, 2021. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) /
Mohamed Salah turned the second African after Didier Drogba to attain 100 Premier League goals when he scored the opening objective within the 3-0 victory at Leeds United this weekend.
“He has ice in his veins,” stated TV analyst and former Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa supervisor Tim Sherwood after the Egyptian reached the milestone in pursuit of Drogba’s 104-goal file.
Salah has scored 82 of the goals together with his left foot, 12 together with his proper and headed six. Ninety-four got here from contained in the field and six outdoors.
Here, AFP Sport highlights Africans who starred within the 5 main European leagues on the weekend.
ENGLANDMOHAMED SALAH/SADIO MANE (Liverpool)
Salah slotted residence Trent Alexander-Arnold’s low cross within the twentieth minute to place Liverpool forward. The two-time African Footballer of the Year reached the landmark in his 162nd top-flight match, making him the fifth quickest to the milestone. Senegal star Mane capped Liverpool’s spectacular show with a medical end within the closing moments having missed a number of earlier possibilities.
PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG (Arsenal)
The Gabon ahead was Arsenal’s hero as his objective lifted the Gunners off the underside of the desk and condemned Norwich to a 1-0 defeat. Arsenal captain Aubameyang ended the hosts’ top-flight objective drought this season with a close-range 66th minute end.
WILFRIED ZAHA (Crystal Palace)
The (*100*) Coast ahead impressed Palace to their first victory beneath Patrick Vieira because the Eagles soared to a 3-0 win over Tottenham. He drew a cynical problem from Japhet Tanganga that earned the primary of two bookings for the Spurs defender, who was proven a game-changing crimson card within the 58th minute for an additional crude foul on Ghanaian Jordan Ayew. Zaha then transformed a 76th-minute penalty to open the scoring.
SPAINEDUARDO CAMAVINGA (Real Madrid)
Camavinga loved a stellar debut for Real Madrid by scoring in a 5-2 victory over Celta Vigo. The 18-year-old scored simply six minutes after approaching within the second half, making him Madrid’s sixth quickest scorer on their La Liga debut. Camavinga, who was born in Angola however has French nationality, joined from Rennes for 40 million euros ($47 million) this month.
ITALYKALIDOU KOULIBALY (Napoli)
Senegal captain Koulibaly impressed Napoli boss Luciano Spalletti together with his dedication by returning to Italy from worldwide responsibility and heading straight to the coaching floor forward of a conflict with outdated foes Juventus. The 30-year-old got here up trumps with the decisive late objective in a 2-1 win which continued his crew’s good begin to the Serie A season. He then snatched a digital camera from a pitchside photographer and snapped celebrating followers.
MOHAMED FARES (Genoa)
The Algeria worldwide was essential in Genoa getting their first factors of the season after scoring twice of their comeback from two goals all the way down to win 3-2 at Cagliari. On his debut for the membership, wing-back Fares nodded a 69th-minute leveller and 9 minutes later gained the match with one other header, transferring Genoa out of the relegation zone.
GERMANYERIC MAXIM CHOUPO-MOTING (Bayern Munich)
The veteran Cameroon striker got here off the bench to exchange Robert Lewandowski within the second half of Bayern’s 4-1 win at RB Leipzig and was rewarded with the ultimate objective. When Joshua Kimmich slid a move by the Leipzig defence, Choupo-Moting slotted his shot out of the attain of goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi to seal a victory which lifted Bayern to second.
ODILON KOSSOUNOU (Bayer Leverkusen)
The 20-year-old (*100*) Coast centre-back gave away the important thing penalty, transformed by Erling Haaland, which allowed Borussia Dortmund to say an exciting 4-3 win at Leverkusen. Kossounou earned a yellow card when VAR noticed him catching Dortmund captain Marco Reus within the face together with his hand because the pair contested possession.
FRANCEBAMBA DIENG (Marseille)
The Senegalese striker scored his first Ligue 1 goals as he netted twice in a 2-0 win at Monaco, profiting from being handed a primary begin of the season by Marseille coach Jorge Sampaoli. Dieng, 21, arrived on the membership final season as a part of an settlement with the well-known Diambars academy based partly by former France captain Patrick Vieira.
IDRISSA GUEYE (Paris Saint-Germain)
After taking part in the complete 90 minutes in World Cup qualifying wins over Togo and Congo Brazzaville, Gueye began and scored PSG’s fourth objective in a 4-0 win over promoted Clermont. The midfielder, one other product of the Diambars academy, stooped to go in a rebound for his second objective in three video games.