MATCHS DU JOUR 6
Once again, African players made their marks in several European leagues (outside the top five). This was notably the case in Belgium, but also in Moldova and Turkey.
Albania: Malian Saliou Guindo scored twice to help fourth-placed Laçi win 2-1 at Kukesi. Skenderbeu (8th) dominated Egnatia (2-0), thanks to a goal from Ghanaian Alfred Mensah.
Austria (matchday 18): Sturm Graz (2nd) easily beat Klagenfurt away (3-0), with a brace from Ghanaian Kelvin Yeboah.
Belgium (round 18): Standard Liege (10th) won 3-2 at Royal Antwerp, thanks to a late goal from Jackson Muleka of Congo DR. A goal from Ivorian Emmanuel Agbadou enabled Eupen (8th) to beat Beerschot Antwerp (1-0). Comorian Faïz Selemani gave Kortrijk (9th) a 2-1 victory over Ould-Heverlee. A goal from Togo's Loïc Bessilé gave fourth-placed Charleroi a 1-0 win over Ostend, while Ivorian Christian Kouamé scored one of five goals for fifth-placed Anderlecht at Seraing (5-0).
Bulgaria (matchday 19): Beroe (8th) and Levski Sofia (6th) drew 1-1. Senegalese Alioune Fall scored for the home side, Moroccan Bilal Bari for the team from the capital.
Croatia (19th round): Mauritanian Abdallahi Mahmoud and Burkinabe Hassane Bandé scored two of the three goals for NK Istra (8th) against Hrvatski (3-0).
Greece (Matchday 13): Olympiakos Piraeus (1st) beat Aris Salonika (1-0), thanks to Pape Abou Cissé of Senegal.
Luxembourg (round 15): Moroccan Samir Hadji scored two goals to help first-placed Dudelange to a 4-0 win at Hamm Benfica, while Algerian Idir Boutrif scored a goal as fourth-placed Fola Esch beat Union Titus Pétange 3-0.
Malta (round 12): Mosta FC (9th) drew at Birkirkara (2-2) thanks to Nigerians Sunday Akindule and Johnson Nsumoh.
Moldova (late game): Sheriff Tiraspol took the lead in the standings with a 4-0 win over Zimbru Chisinau. Guinea's Momo Yansané scored a hat-trick in the process.
Northern Macedonia (Matchday 18): Leaders Shkupi put up little resistance against Borec (3-0), with Nigerian Sunday Adetunji scoring twice.
Northern Ireland (round 18): Second-placed Linfield FC were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Warrenpoint Town, despite Congolese forward Christy Manzinga scoring the opening goal.
Netherlands (round 16): Ajax Amsterdam (2nd) lost their place at the top of the table after losing at home to AZ Alkmaar (1-2), despite a goal from Ivorian Sébastien Haller. The Moroccan Zakaria Aboukhal scored the winning goal late in the game.
Czech Republic (matchday 18): Ceske Budejovice (7th) beat Sigma Olomouc (2-1), thanks in particular to Nigerian Fortune Bassey.
Russia (round 18): Burkina Faso's Mohamed Konate scored two of the four goals (including a penalty) in FK Akhmat's 4-1 win over Khimki.
Slovakia (Matchday 18): Second-placed Spartak Trnava beat Zemplin 2-0, with Nigerian Yusuf Bamidele scoring the only goal.
Slovenia (20th round): Koper (1st), despite a goal from Gambian Lamin Colley, were held by Mura (2-2). Tabor (8th) got the better of Celje (2-1), with Gabonese Fahd Ndzengue scoring one of his team's two goals.
Switzerland (round 17): Young Boys Berne (4th) dominated FC Sion (4-3), thanks to a penalty from Cameroonian Nicolas Ngamaleu and a brace from Ivorian Wilfried Kanga.
Turkey (round 16): Alanyaspor (6th), made a real attacking festival at Yeni Malatyaspor (6-2). The Senegalese Famara Diédhiou - with two goals including a penalty and Khouma Babacar played an active role. Angolan Fredy scored one of Antalyaspor's two goals from the penalty spot against leaders Trabzonspor (2-1). Hatayspor (3rd) won at Altay Izmir (2-1), with a goal from Senegalese Mame Biram Diouf.