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Goals and assists from African players in Europe: May 26-28

The English Premier League was among several European competitions that reached its conclusion over the weekend and Sunday’s action saw plenty of drama with Mali national team midfielder Abdoulaye Doucouré providing the thrilling moment in an escape from relegation for Everton. Doucouré smashed in a stellar shot to give the Toffees a 1-0 victory over Bournemouth that saw the club hold on for a seventeenth place finish and secure top division football next season. The 30-year-old midfielder performed well for Everton this season with five goals and two assists in twenty-five matches and is set to stay at the club next season after his contract was extended last week.

Watch the massive goal from Doucouré below along with all goal contributions by African players over the weekend in Europe’s top leagues below.

English Premier League

Kamaldeen Sulemana (Ghana) scores his first two Premier League goals as relegated Southampton close season out with thrilling draw against Liverpool, whose equalizer arrives from an assist by Mohamed Salah (Egypt)

Southampton 4-4 Liverpool: Highlights

Abdoulaye Doucouré (Mali) scores the crucial goal to keep Everton up in victory over Bournemouth

Taiwo Awoniyi (Nigeria) scores in his fourth consecutive match to help Nottingham Forest draw at Crystal Palace

Kelechi Iheanacho (Nigeria) assists the opening goal for relegated Leicester in victory over West Ham

Bryan Mbeumo (Cameroon) heads the ball across for Ethan Pinnock to finish in Brentford’s victory over champions Manchester City

Serie A

Victor Osimhen (Nigeria) closes out the season with two goals for champions Napoli in draw at Bologna. Osimhen finishes as the Capocannoniere (Top Scorer) with 25 goals

William Troost-Ekong (Nigeria) volleys in a late winning goal for Salernitana to complete a comeback victory against his former club Udinese


Ihlas Bebou (Togo) ends May with three goals in four matches by scoring in Hoffenheim’s draw at Stuttgart

Ligue 1

Rayan Raveloson (Madagascar) puts Auxerre in the lead but Zakaria Aboukhlal (Morocco) equalizes later on in the first half for Toulouse

Click here to watch Rayan Raveloson’s goal
Click here to watch Zakaria Aboukhlal’s goal

Chancel Mbemba (DR Congo) heads in Marseille’s only goal in home defeat to Brest

Click here to watch Chancel Mbemba’s goal

Saif-Eddine Khaoui (Tunisia) puts Clermont ahead of Lorient on the other end moments after a penalty kick is saved from Ibrahima Koné (Mali)

Terem Moffi (Nigeria) assists Gaëtan Laborde for the winning goal in Nice’s comeback victory at Montpellier

Click here to watch Terem Moffi’s assist


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