english.ahram.org.eg
African players in Europe: Salah, Mane finally combine for goal
Senegalese Mane nodded in a cross from Egyptian Salah to put the Reds en route to three points that kept alive hopes of a top-four finish and a Champions League place next season
AFP , Monday 10 May 2021

Tweet
African Footballer of the Year award winners Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah combined for a Premier League goal for the first time this season as Liverpool beat Southampton 2-0 at Anfield.
Senegalese Mane nodded in a cross from Egyptian Salah to put the Reds en route to three points that kept alive hopes of a top-four finish and a Champions League place next season.
Salah was voted the top African player in 2017 and 2018 and Mane succeeded him.
England
Sadio Mane (Liverpool)
Reigning champions Liverpool have not had much to celebrate during a difficult defence of their title, but Mane helped give them something to cheer by opening the scoring in a 2-0 win over former club Southampton. He put Jurgen Klopp's side on course for a first win in four games in all competitions in the 31st minute by heading past goalkeeper Fraser Forster.
Hakim Ziyech (Chelsea)
The Morocco midfielder equalised as Chelsea beat Manchester City 2-1 in a dress rehearsal for the Champions League final. Chelsea levelled soon after the hour mark when Ziyech received a pass from Cesar Azpilicueta just outside the box and fired a low shot into the bottom corner.
Bertrand Traore (Aston Villa)
The Burkina Faso forward gave the Midlands club the lead against Manchester United with a superb goal. He turned sharply in the penalty area and shrugged off Victor Lindelof before smashing the ball into the top corner from an acute angle in the 24th minute. But the visitors hit back to win 3-1 with a trio of second-half goals.
Spain
Yassine 'Bono' Bounou (Sevilla)
Sevilla goalkeeper 'Bono' was undone by a deflected shot in the 94th minute as Real Madrid salvaged a 2-2 draw in a crucial game at the top of La Liga. Toni Kroos' shot squirmed past the Moroccan after taking a touch off the foot of Eden Hazard on its way in.
Italy
Franck Kessie (Ac Milan)
Ivorian Kessie missed a penalty awarded just before the hour in Turin when Juventus skipper Giorgio Chiellini handled. Juve goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny saved Kessie's weak effort from the spot but Milan won 3-0 to stay on track for a return to the Champions League for the first time since 2014.
Victor Osimhen (Napoli)
Nigerian Osimhen scored twice as Napoli beat Spezia 4-1 to remain in the chase for a return to the Champions League next season. Osimhen netted in each half for his first Serie A brace and set up Hirving Lozano for the fourth goal.
Keite Balde (Sampdoria)
Senegalese Balde pulled a goal back for Sampdoria in a 5-1 thrashing by newly-crowned champions Inter Milan. Monaco loanee Balde turned in a rebound following a save from Samir Handanovic on 35 minutes for his sixth goal this season.
Germany
Ellyes Skhiri (Cologne)
The Tunisian midfielder's first-half mistake proved costly as Cologne slumped to a 4-1 defeat by Freiburg and missed the chance to lift themselves out of the drop zone. Skhiri failed to clear the ball in the 18th minute, allowing Freiburg to regain possession and Nils Petersen to prod home the opener.
Kevin Akpoguma (Hoffenheim)
The Nigeria defender scored his first Bundesliga goal as his side came from two goals down to beat relegated Schalke 4-2. Akpoguma headed in a cross to equalise on 51 minutes, as Hoffenheim scored four times in 19 minutes to turn the game on its head.
Ramy Bensebaini (Borussia Moenchengladbach)
The Algerian left-back cut an unfortunate figure as his side were thumped 6-0 by freshly crowned champions Bayern Munich. Bensebaini slipped in the build-up to the second goal, allowing Kingsley Coman to sprint away and cross to Jamal Musiala, who set up Thomas Mueller in the box.
France
Steve Mounie (Brest)
Mounie, who was born in Benin before being brought up in France, twice put Brest in front away at Nice but could not prevent his side sliding to a 3-2 defeat that leaves them just three points above the bottom three with two games left.
Kalifa Coulibaly (Nantes)
After 18 months without a goal, giant Malian striker Coulibaly has now scored in back-to-back matches for Nantes. He scored a penalty in last week's 4-1 victory at Brest and then headed in the opener in a 3-0 defeat of Bordeaux that boosted his club's hopes of avoiding relegation.
(For more sports news and updates, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter at @AO_Sports and on Facebook at AhramOnlineSports.)
Search Keywords:
African players in Europe-
Iheanacho-
Aubameyang-
England-
football-
soccer-
Short link:
 
Recommended by
Latest
23:02 Egyptian citizen sentenced to 30 years in France over 2017 Louvre machete attack
22:56 Algeria moves toward new gov't after parliament elections
22:37 Tunisia rescues 267 migrants stranded at sea
22:07 Russia summons UK envoy to 'protest' warship incident
21:41 Giuliani's law license suspended over false US election claims
21:35 Best quotes of Euro 2020 group stage
21:23 Postponing Palestinian elections hinders efforts to end internal split: Hamas.....
20:54 UN says 4,000 asylum-seekers relocated from Greece
20:04 Microsoft debuts Windows 11, first major update in 6 years
19:47 Iran urges removal of sanctions on Syria
18:24 Timeline of Ethiopia's Tigray conflict
18:23 Esperance lose two key players ahead of Ahly clash
18:19 Slowing down China’s growth 
17:30 Book Review: Tales from the turn of the 20th century
17:17 India's COVID-19 tally rises to 30,082,778 with 54,069 new infections
17:06 UEFA to scrap away goals rule in all European club competitions
17:01 Spain to participate in 52nd Cairo International Book Fair
16:57 Turkey’s Caucasus dreaming
16:55 White House preparing to relocate Afghans who helped US
16:17 US lawmakers advance bills aimed at curbing Big Tech
16:12 England showdown with Germany tops last-16 billing at Euro 2020
15:49 Honduras opens embassy in Jerusalem, 4th country to do so
15:09 Oil and gas: Egypt’s star sector
15:07 Sudan: A promising investment destination
14:29 Tennis: Two-time Olympic tennis champion Murray selected for Tokyo
14:26 'All or nothing' Germany out to prolong England's 55 years of hurt in KO games
14:21 NE Nigeria conflict has caused deaths of 324,000 children: UN
13:58 Turkish, US officials discuss Afghan airport security plans
13:06 Egypt's FA to request rescheduling of CAF Champions League final
12:25 Pandemic fallout to be felt 'for years': UN drug agency
Readers Picks
Most Viewed
1. UPDATED: Flying to Egypt? Here are the newest COVID-19-related guidelines you need to know before taking off
2. At least 64 killed in Ethiopian air strike on Tigray market
3. Egypt's COVID-19 vaccine self-sufficiency, a new step towards national immunity
4. Proposed legislative amendments to Supreme Constitutional Court's law, new safeguards for the economy?
5. Oil and gas: Egypt’s star sector
6. Egypt reports 466 new coronavirus cases; 32 deaths on Wednesday
7. Ever Given may be released next week as final deal is being prepared, says Suez Canal head
8. Egypt keen to support efforts to ensure vaccine rollout across Africa, PM Madbouly tells AU meeting
Ahram online
© 2010 Ahram Online.
Find us on Google+Find us on facebookFind us on twitter
HomeEgyptBusinessOpinionWorldArts & CultureSportsLife & StyleHeritageBooksAnalysisFolkMultimedia