Football: Africa - Europe express

Salah, Aboubakar and Osimhen unstoppable, Fofana and Benrahma shine, Haller still effective

The main African strikers playing in Europe did not disappoint during this second weekend of May. Moroccans, especially Belhanda, also scored important goals, while Strasbourg came closer to staying in the French Ligue 1 thanks to its Senegalese Diallo and Diarra on the 34th day. Tour of Europe.

England (Day 35). Liverpool (5th) won a sixth consecutive match at Anfield against Brentford (1-0). The Egyptian Mohamed Salah scored the only goal of the Reds. The Algerian Saïd Benrahma gave West Ham United (15th) a precious victory against Manchester United (1-0).

Germany (31st day). The Ivorian Sebastien Haller scored one of the six goals of Borussia Dortmund (2nd), which crushed Wolfsburg (6-0). Hoffenheim (14th) beat Eintracht Frankfurt (3-1) with a goal by Ilhas Bebous from Togo, while VfB Stuttgart (16th) lost (1-2) at Hertha Berlin despite the reduction of the score by the Guinean Serhou Guirassy.

France (34th day). Lens (2nd) beat Marseille (2-1), with a beautiful goal by the Ivorian Seko Fofana. Strasbourg (14th) won an important victory in Nantes (2-0) thanks to the Senegalese Habib Diallo and Habib Diarra. A brace from Malian Ibrahima Koné enabled Lorient (9th) to beat Brest (2-1). Auxerre was held to a 1-1 draw by Clermont Foot (11th), the visitors' goal being scored by Tunisian Saïf-Eddine Khaoui. Angers (20th) lost at home to Monaco (1-2) despite a goal from Senegalese Abdallah Sima.

Italy (Day 34). Already assured of the championship title, Napoli (1st) obtained a new success thanks to a penalty from Nigerian Victor Osimhen. AC Milan (5th) beat Lazio Rome (2-0) with a goal from Algerian Ismaël Bennacer.

Belgium (play-offs). In the race for the title, Union Sainte-Gilloise (2nd) won at FC Brugge (2-1) thanks to Nigerian Victor Boniface and Ivorian Jean Lazare. In the play-offs for the Europa League Conference, La Gantoise won against Standard Liège (2-1) with a new goal from Nigerian Gift Orban.

Netherlands (Day 31). RKC Waaljwik (8th) dominated FC Volendam (4-1) with a goal from Moroccan Yassin Oukili.

Switzerland (32nd day). The Cameroonian Jean-Pierre Nsamé scored a new goal in the victory of Young Boys Bern (1st) in St. Gallen (2-0). FC Zurich (8th) won at FC Basel (2-0) with a goal from Nigerian Ifeanyi Matthew.

Turkey (33rd day). Thanks to a double from Cameroonian Vincent Aboubakar, Besisktas Istanbul (2nd) won at Antalyaspor (3-1). Adana Demirspor (4th) beat Alanyaspor (4-2) with a double from Moroccan Younes Belhanda and a goal from Senegalese Chérif Ndiaye. Ümraniyespor (17th) has largely beaten (4-1) Sivasspor (11th). Nigerian Olarenwaju Kayode scored the last goal for the promoted side, while the visitors' goal was scored by Ivorian Max-Alain Gradel.

Ghana's Ibrahim Mustapha helped third-placed Linz ASK to a 1-1 draw at Klegenfurt in the 28th round of the Austrian league. In Azerbaijan (33rd day), Sabah Baku (2nd) won in Kapaz (3-0) with a goal from Nigerian Emmanuel Apeh. But it was the Cameroonian Wankewai Rooney, who scored a hat-trick in Turan's big win over Neftchi Baku, who stood out.

In Belarus (day 7),
Nigeria's Idris Nuradin helped Smorgon (8th) beat Naftan (1-0). FC Minsk (10th) was hung up at home by Gomel (2-2) despite a goal from Gabonese Rody Junior Effonghe.

In Bulgaria (30th day), Aboubacar Toungara of Mali helped Arda (8th) to a 1-1 draw at Lokomotiv Sofia. On the 33rd day of the Cyprus championship, Apollon Limassol (5th) won at Omonia Nicosia (2-1) thanks to a double from Egyptian Amr Warda.

In Croatia (33rd day), Istra 1961 drew at Rijeka (2-2) thanks to a goal of the Algerian Monsef Bakrar. Hajduk Split (2nd) has largely defeated Lokomotiv Zagreb (3-0) with a goal of Moroccan Yassine Benrahou.

In Denmark (27th day), Randers (5th) lost at home to Brondby (1-3) despite a goal from Nigerian Stephen Odey. Senegalese Mechini Gomis and Cameroonian Vinny Nkwinga scored two of the four goals for Paide (7th), which won (4-1) in Kuressaare, on the 11th day of the Estonian championship. Levadia Tallinn (1st) suffered its first defeat of the season against Harju JK (1-2), despite a goal from Ghanaian Ernest Agyiri.

In Georgia (12th day),
Saburtalo (4th) dominated Shukura (2-1) with a goal from Malian Sheikne Sila. In the 32nd day of the Greek championship (play-off for survival), Atromitos beat Panetolikos (2-0) with a goal from Guinean Aguibou Camara, while OFI Crete was hung by Ionikos (2-2) despite a goal from Malian Nouha Dicko.

In Hungary (30th day), Ferencvaros (1st) easily defeated Kisvarda (3-0) with a goal from Moroccan Samy Mmaee.

In Israel (round 32), 12th-placed Hapoel Hadera won at Sakhnin (3-2) thanks to goals from Ivorian Jonathan Cisse and Nigerian Steven Alfred. Nigeria's Otto John helped fourth-placed Dukagjini beat Malisheva 1-0 in the 32nd round of the Kosovo championship, while Gambia's Madi Fatty scored one of three goals for eighth-placed Trepça 89 against Drenica 3-1.

In Northern Macedonia (round 28), Shkupi (2nd) defeated Shkendija (2-1) with a goal from Nigeria's Sunday Adetunji, while Cameroon's Aimé Gando scored one of Rabotnicki's (7th) five goals against Bregalnica (5-4). In Moldova (play-off for the title), Milsami (4th) clearly defeated Stinful Gheorghe (3-0) with a goal from Malian Mamadou Harouna Camara.

In the Czech Republic (31st day)
, Nigeria's Muhamed Tijani scored again in a big win for 11th-placed Ostrava against Brno (4-0), while his compatriot Rafiu Durosinmi scored for third-placed Plzen against Slovacko (2-2). Ivorian Ismaël Diomandé scored one of the two goals for Petrolu Ploiesti (7th), which won (2-1) at Chindia in the play-offs for survival in Romania.

In Russia (round 29), Burkina Faso's Mohamed Konate scored twice as Akhmat Grozny beat Torpedo Moscow 5-1, while Spartak Moscow (4th) lost 2-3 to Zenit St. Petersburg, despite a goal from Senegalese Keita Baldé.

In Serbia (34th day)
, Spartak Subotica drew at Mladost GAT (1-1) thanks to Ghanaian Edmund Addo.

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