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African scorers of the weekend: Moroccans on form in the Netherlands

Yassine Oukili RKC Waaljwik Pays-Bas
African scorers of the weekend: Moroccans on form in the Netherlands

While Salah and Osimhen remained silent during the first weekend of December, other African players improved their statistics. Tour of Europe.

In the top-of-the-table clash on matchday 13 of the German top flight, Bayer Leverkusen (1st) were held 1-1 by Borussia Dortmund. Nigerian Victor Boniface equalised for Bayer with 11 minutes remaining. Guinea's Serhou Guirassy scored his 16th goal of the season after converting a penalty in third-placed VfB Stuttgart's 2-0 win over Werder Bremen. Bochum (12th) dominated Wolfsburg (3-1), giving Ghanaian Christopher Antwi-Adjei his first goal of the season.

In England (matchday 14), West Ham United (9th) were held to a 1-1 draw by Crystal Palace, despite a goal from Ghanaian Mohammed Kudus.

Nigeria's Umar Sadiq helped Real Sociedad (6th) to a 1-1 draw at Osasuna on Matchday 15 of the Spanish league. Athletic Bilbao (5th) crushed Rayo Vallecano (4-0) with a goal from Ghanaian Inaki Williams.

In France (matchday 14), Marseille (9th) overcame Rennes (2-0) thanks to a penalty from Gabonese Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Moroccan Azzedine Ounahi. Lorient (16th) drew at Toulouse (1-1) with an injury-time equaliser from Senegalese Bamba Dieng. Reims (5th) beat Strasbourg (2-1) with a goal from Moroccan Amir Richardson.

In Belgium (matchday 16), Union Sainte-Gilloise (1st) won again (2-1) against Cercle Bruges (6th) with a goal from Algerian Mohamed Ampiura, while Togolese Kevin Denkey scored for the visitors. Le Gantoise (3rd) drew 2-2 at Genk thanks to a brace from Moroccan Tarik Tissadouli.

In Scotland (Matchday 15), Senegalese Abdallah Sima scored twice to help Glasgow Rangers (2nd) beat Saint-Mirren 2-0. Uganda's Bevis Mugabi scored one of the three goals for FC Motherwell (8th) against Dundee FC (3-3).

Bedia scores again in Switzerland

In Greece (matchday 13), Olympiakos Piraeus (2nd) drew 2-2 at Volos, with a goal from Moroccan Ayoub El Kaabi.

Dutch league leaders PSV Eindhoven won their fourteenth match at Feyenoord Rotterdam (2-1), with Moroccan Ismael Saibari scoring again. His compatriot Yassin Oukili scored both goals for RKC Waaljwik (13th) against Excelsior Rotterdam (2-2).

Another Moroccan, Younes Taha, scored as FC Twente (3rd) beat Go Ahead Eagles 3-1. In Portugal (matchday 12), DRC's Simon Banza consolidated his position as the league's top scorer with another goal as Sporting Braga (4th) beat Estoril 3-1.

In Switzerland (matchday 16), Young Boys Berne (2nd) and Servette Genève (3rd) played out a 1-1 draw. Congolese Silvère Ganvoula scored for the club from the capital and Ivorian Chris Bédia for the team from French-speaking Switzerland. A goal from Tunisian Hadj Mahmoud gave FC Lugano (6th) a 1-0 win over Lucerne.

Bakambu and Ziyech decisive

Many African players scored in Turkey (matchday 14).Congolese (DRC) Cédric Bakambu and Moroccan Hakim Ziyech helped Galatasaray Istanbul to a 2-0 win at Pendikspor. Cameroon's Stéphane Bahoken gave third-placed Kayserispor an important 1-0 win at Trabzonspor. Kasimpasa (7th) dominated Gaziantep (4-2) with a goal from Senegalese Mamadou Fall and a brace from Tunisian Morthada Ben Ouanes. Rizespor (7th) beat (3-2) Istanbul Basaksehir (17th) with a goal from Nigerian Ibrahim Olawoyin, Ghanaian Jerome Opoku scoring for the visitors.Gambia's Ali Sowe gave Ankaragücü (12th) a 1-1 draw with Besiktas Istanbul.

Adama Demirspor (4th) lost on home turf (2-3) to Sivasspor (2-3).Senegal's Mbaye Niang scored from the penalty spot for the hosts, while Cameroon's Olivier Ntcham (penalty) and Chad's Marius Mouandilmadji scored for the visitors.

Elsewhere in Europe, Nigeria's Sunday Akinbule scored twice in Malta (Matchday 9) as Marsaxlokk (3rd) beat Gzira United 4-2. Cape Verde's Lisandro Semedo also scored twice in Poland (17th) as Radomiak Radom (8th) beat Widzew Lodz 3-0.

In Serbia (matchday 16), Nigeria's Peter Olayinka helped Red Star Belgrade (2nd) to a 1-0 win at Napredak.Partizan Belgrade retained top spot with a 3-1 win over Vojvodina, with a goal from Senegalese Franck Kanouté.

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