African Goal Scorers in Europe 1-2 December 2012
Angolan striker Nando Rafael (pictured above) scored his third goal of the season – and his second in the Bundesliga – in Fortuna Dusseldorf’s convincing 4-0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt. Rafael’s lopsided strike from six yards crossed the line in the 58th minute.
Marseille bounced back form a 4-1 thrashing last time out to beat Brest, thanks to goals from Souleymane Diawara and Andre Ayew. The Senegal defender fired in his side’s first goal from the edge of the box after the half hour mark, having been set up by English midfielder Joey Barton.
Ghanaian Ayew secured the three points when he poked the ball home the winner from a corner in the second half after Brest had levelled.
West Ham’s African players Mohamed Diame and Modibo Maiga both struck to inspire a come-from-behind 3-1 win over Chelsea in the English Premier League.
Senegal midfielder Diame came off the substitutes bench to fire in a crisp strike from Carlton Cole’s lay-off to put the Hammers 2-1 ahead. In injury time Malian international Maiga, who also came off the bench, swept the ball into the roof of the net after Matt Taylor’s low shot was pushed out by Petr Cech to add gloss to the scoreline.
Cameroonian centre-back Sebastien Bassong found the net for the second time in three games to set Norwich on their way to a 2-1 win over Sunderland. The defender pounced in the eighth minute at Carrow Road, charging in to volley home a Robert Snodgrass free-kick from close range.
Kevin Prince Boateng had mixed fortunes for AC Mlan at the weekend. The Ghana midfielder scored a fine goal on the turn from the edge of the area to help his side win 3-1 away to Catania. But Boateng was sent off later on for a dangerous tackle.
Nigerian international, Lukman Haruna, scored his first goal for Dynamo Kiev on Friday against Hoverla Uzhhorod.
Nigerian International, Brown Ideye, then scored the second goal in the 18th minute to record his 13th goal of the season – one more than he recorded throughout last season in 27 games. Haruna was not finished as he assisted the third Dynamo goal scored by Dudu in the 45th minute.
Emmanuel Emenike scored a consolation goal for Spartak Moscow in the 81st minute after Zenit had gone 4-1 up, make it five league goals for the season.
Kalu Uche continued his brilliant form for Kasimpasa on Sunday as he helped his club to a 2-2 draw away to Eskişehirspor. Uche scored in the 72nd minute to bring scores to 1-1.
Nigerian youngster, Imoh Ezekiel. scored in the 12th minute of their encounter away to Waasland-Beveren to make it eight goals for the season in his 14th league appearance. The 19-year old former 36 Lions striker, who just moved to Belgium in January, scored with an easy tap-in after Michy Batshuayi rounded the goalkeeper and his shot was parried into the path of the Nigerian.
Ezekiel also had a hand in the second goal when he led the counter attack and he passed on the ball which was then passed to William Vainqueur, who scored the second goal in added time.
Credits – BBC Sports, Goal.com
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