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Awoniyi, Salah & Dennis: What did you miss this weekend?

21:35 GMT+3 23/11/2021
Watford and Nigeria striker Emmanuel Dennis.
GOAL highlight some inconspicuous details from the continent’s stars in Europe

  • Ismaila Sarr, Emmanuel Dennis

    Insightful details from the weekend

    In this feature, GOAL's Seye Omidiora picks out some of the under-the-radar stats you may have missed this week - and explains what they mean for Africa's biggest stars.

  • Alfred Duncan

    Alfred Duncan

    Fiorentina’s Duncan was instrumental in helping to inflict AC Milan’s first defeat of the season on Saturday, a game that ended 4-3 to the hosts.

    Having contributed to two goals on the day, it was the first time the Ghanaian would score and assist in the same game since notching a goal and assist for Sassuolo in a 3-3 draw at Fiorentina in December 2018.

    Not only were they Duncan’s first goal contributions of the season but the Fiorentina man also netted for the first time since August 2020.

  • Taiwo Awoniyi - Union Berlin

    Taiwo Awoniyi

    After two games without finding the back of the net, Awoniyi was back among the goals on Saturday in Union Berlin’s 2-0 success over Hertha Berlin.

    He has now taken this year’s Bundesliga tally to eight, and the breakdown of his goals show the Nigerian has scored as many goals at home as he has away from home—four each.

    The former Liverpool man cannot be accused of strictly turning it on in Berlin or only on his travels.

  • Felix Afena-Gyan Celebrating Roma 2021

    Felix Afena-Gyan

    The teenager came on for the final 16 minutes to spare AS Roma and Jose Mourinho’s blushes against Genoa, netting twice in the capital club’s 2-0 success.

    Interestingly, Afena-Gyan’s goals have come from only three shots on target this season—his first was in Roma’s 2-1 defeat by Milan.

    While this is unsustainable, the youngster’s showing in Liguria was pleasing, nonetheless.

  • Emmanuel Dennis of Watford FC.

    Emmanuel Dennis

    Another breathtaking performance by Watford’s summer signing helped the Hornets to a storming 4-1 success over Manchester United on Saturday.

    Dennis assisted two and put the icing on a very, very sweet cake with a low drive in second-half stoppage time to seal the victory.

    Strikingly, five of the forward’s last six goal involvements have come in the final 10 minutes of games, a characteristic that will please Claudio Ranieri.

  • Salah Liverpool 2021

    Mohamed Salah

    Salah’s 11th Premier League goal of the season in Liverpool’s 4-0 dismantling of Arsenal on Saturday aided the Reds’ return to winning ways.

    Notably, that strike was the Egypt superstar’s 10th goal contribution (eight goals, two assists) against the Gunners in as many games, with seven of those coming at Anfield.

    The strike equally ended a personal drought of five games for club and country in all competitions.