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Best African Players from the Weekend: Salah, Mane take Liverpool to within six points of glory




SuperSport viewers on DStv and GOtv enjoyed another great weekend of football action, with the continuation of the 2019/20 Premier League, La Liga and Serie A campaigns.

The best African footballers from the weekend must surely include Liverpool’s African attacking duo of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, who each scored as the Reds came from a goal down to defeat Bournemouth 2-1 at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.

The victory not only saw Jurgen Klopp’s charges return to winning form (following a shock defeat to Watford in the previous round) but also brought them closer to a first title in the Premier League era: following Manchester City’s defeat to Manchester United in the derby on Sunday, Liverpool need just six points from their remaining nine matches to claim league glory.

Elsewhere in the Premier League, Jordan Ayew scored a goal to see Crystal Palace defeat Watford 1-0 and virtually secure survival in the top flight, while poor Moussa Djenepo was sent off in Southampton’s 1-0 loss at home to Newcastle United.

Italy’s Serie A continues to be disrupted by the spread of the Coronavirus, but the league at least managed to complete five matches – the pick of which saw Juventus defeat Internazionale in the ‘Derby d’Italia’ on Sunday night.

Elsewhere in Serie A, Franck Kessie and Ismael Bennacer were unable to prevent AC Milan falling to a surprise 2-1 defeat at home to Genoa, while Mohamed Fares helped SPAL claim a 1-0 win at Parma to lift themselves off the foot of the table.

In Spain’s La Liga, the Ghanaian pair of Lumor Agbenyenu and Baba Mohammed, as well as Ivorian Junior Lago, helped Mallorca to a 2-1 win at Eibar which boosts their survival hopes, while Chidozie Awaziem, Kenneth Omeruo and Roger Assale helped Leganes win 2-1 away to a Villarreal team which featured Samuel Chukwueze and Andre Frank Zambo Anguissa.

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