African All Stars

Lookman, Salah and Sarr: What did you miss this weekend?

08:40 SAST 2022/02/21
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GOAL highlights the outstanding moments from the continent's stars in Europe

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    Insightful details from the weekend

    In this feature, GOAL 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.

  • Moses Simon Nantes 2021-22

    Moses Simon

    Having scored a brilliantly struck free-kick against Stade de Reims last weekend, Simon set up Randal Kolo Muani’s fourth-minute goal against Paris Saint-Germain with an outside-of-the-boot pass in Nantes’ 3-1 success.

    Strikingly, it was the Nigerian’s third goal contribution (two goals and one assist) in only five meetings with the Parisians.

    The Ligue 1 giants must be sick of the sight of the wide attacker who seemingly has their number.

  • Ademola Lookman Leicester Wolves 2021-22

    Ademola Lookman

    Lookman’s strike in Leicester City’s 2-1 defeat by Wolverhampton Wanderers saw him take his Premier League tally for the season to four.

    What everyone likely failed to spot was the fact the RB Leipzig completed all seven of his dribble attempts at Molineux, the first time the winger has achieved a 100 percent success rate in any league game he has attempted three dribbles or more this season.

  • Emmanuel Dennis - Watford

    Ismaila Sarr and Emmanuel Dennis

    Sarr and Dennis are undoubtedly Watford’s best attackers, and the pair combining for Watford’s only goal in a 1-0 victory at Aston Villa was gratifying for every Hornets fan.

    Having said that, it was curiously the first time both players will link up for any goal since the opening day of the season, where the striker assisted Sarr’s goal in the 3-2 win over Aston Villa.

    It was also the African champion’s first assist of the campaign, and Roy Hodgson will hope for more in the closing three months of the campaign.

  • Bono Sevilla

    Yassine Bounou

    A disappointing 1-1 draw for Sevilla against Elche, not only sees the Andalusians fall six points back of leaders Real Madrid but it also put paid to Bono’s fine run between the sticks.

    The Morocco shot-stopper had maintained a 100 percent save return in three successive La Liga appearances before Sunday’s draw, saving eight consecutive shots on target (including two against Elche before Sergi Darder’s 50th-minute equaliser).

    Disappointing for the Sevilla man who could not keep a 12th clean sheet of the season.

  • Jordan Henderson Mohamed Salah Liverpool Norwich Premier League 2021-22

    Mohamed Salah

    The Liverpool forward netted in Saturday’s comeback 3-1 win over Norwich City, taking him to 17 Premier League goals in an impressive season.

    Salah’s strike was all the more memorable due to the assister, Alisson Becker, whose punt upfield the Egypt superstar profited from…and it was not the first time.

    In a meeting with Manchester United in January 2020, Liverpool’s title-winning season, the Brazilian released the forward late on to seal a 2-0 success.

    While Saturday’s assist was not as high-profile as the one from two years back, it was enjoyable to watch both players combine for another goal.