The weekend of Africans in Europe
In the five major European championships, Africans in Europe performs differently. If Thierry Dubai and Alain Traoré ensured the show in Ligue 1, Aymen Abdennour and Peter Odemwingie were not at their best level . Afrik- news.comes back on a weekend rich in emotions.
Thierry Doubai (Sochaux): The Ivorian midfielder was at the top of his form Saturday night at Saint-Etienne (0-1). Author of the only goal of the game the Ivory Coast international has given his team its first victory of the season. Despite the bad start of Sochaux in Ligue 1 , the 24-years-old player is having 2 goals in 5 games.
Demba Ba (Newcastle): the international Senegalese made a thunderous return. While his team was conducted (1-0), the striker equalized , before offering a double and allow his team to snatch a draw at the end of the game, after Everton’s second goal.
Alain Traoré (Lorient): The Burkina Faso player scores two goals this week. The former Auxerre player won the derby against Rennes (1-2) with his two masterpieces. Aa curling shot from 25 yards and one kick at 30 yards. These two goals are in addition to another goal scored two weeks earlier against Nancy (3-0). After five days, the 24-year-old already has 4 goals.
Nicolas Nkoulou (Marseille): The Cameroon defender confirmed his peformance of last season and his status as the master of the Marseille defense. Sunday evening, Marseille beats Nancy (0-1). 5 wins in 5 matches, 1 goal taken in five Ligue matches, .
Gervinho (Arsenal): After being decisive with Côte d’Ivoire against Senegal (4-2) for the AFCON 2013 eliminatory the Ivorian shines with his club in London ’scoring two goals against Southampton (6-1).
Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus): Arriving this summer at Juventus from Udinese, the Ghanaian midfielder begins the season vey well. Entered in the second period, the 23 years has caused a penalty and scored the third goal for his team.
Sofiane Feghouli (Valencia): Since the departure of Pablo Hernandez in Swansea, the international Algerian as more playing time in the team of Valencia. playing Saturday against Celta Vigo, the former Grenoble player showed the way to his teammates by opening the score in the fourth minute.
Henri Bedimo (Montpellier): The left side of montpelier was not at the top of his form. On its position , the Cameroonian was dominated twice by Christopher Glombard Reims who scored a goal . Just like his team, the 28-year-old player in this season has to be more solid behind.
Karim Aït-Fana (Montpellier): In his first start this season in Ligue 1, the Moroccan lack assurance. He didn’t allow his team to bring back the three points of the trip to Reims (3-1) . Most of his attempts dribbles were stoped by the defenders of Reims. The Lion of the Atlas was replaced by Anthony Mounier in the 73rd minute.
Aymen Abdennour (Toulouse): After a goal against his camp against Reims (1-1) two weeks earlier, Tunisian central defender again suffered last Friday against the team of strikers composed of Parisian Ibrahimovic and Pastore.
Ahmed Kantari (Brest): Injured for several months last season, the Moroccan has trouble at the beginning of the season. After a great resistance in the first period of the Brest axis against Nice last Saturday, the second half will be a nightmare and the Atlas Lion remain helpless before the four goals conceded by Brest to Nice (4-2).
Peter Odemwingie (West Bromwich): The Nigerian makes a disappointing start to the season with West Bromwich with one goal in four matches.