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Goals and assists from African players in Europe: August 11-13

Brentford’s African connection picked right up from where they left off as Bryan Mbeumo and Yoane Wissa provided a goal each in a 2-2 draw against Tottenham as the Bees kicked off their 2023-24 English Premier League campaign over the weekend. Cameroon national team striker Mbeumo scored from the penalty spot and DR Congo’s Wissa added another in a thrilling first half that saw all four goals of the match scored. The two attackers combined for 16 goals and 11 assists last season and will be key if Brentford want to continue their success after narrowly missing out on European club competition with a ninth place finish.

In our first roundup of goals and assists by African players in European club football we went all over the continent this week. Watch the goals and assists from nine different European competitions below.

English Premier League

Bryan Mbeumo (Cameroon) converts from the penalty spot and Yoane Wissa (DR Congo) also scores for Brentford in draw against Tottenham

Taiwo Awoniyi (Nigeria) comes off the bench to fire in a goal for Nottingham Forest against Arsenal

Simon Adingra (Ivory Coast) scores on his Premier League debut in Brighton’s victory over Luton Town

Mohamed Salah (Egypt) sets up the opening goal in Liverpool’s draw at Chelsea

Jordan Ayew (Ghana) crosses for the only goal in Crystal Palace win at Sheffield United

La Liga

Mouctar Diakhaby (Guinea) puts Valencia into the lead at Sevilla before Youssef En-Nesyri (Morocco) levels for the hosts in eventual Valencia victory

Youssouf Sabaly (Senegal) provides the perfect cross to set up a dramatic late winner for Real Betis in victory at Villarreal

German Cup

Sébastien Haller (Ivory Coast) scores twice in Dortmund’s thrashing of Schott Mainz with his second coming from an assist by Ramy Bensebaini (Algeria)

Edmond Tapsoba (Burkina Faso) and Victor Boniface (Nigeria) give Bayer Leverkusen their first two goals in drubbing of Teutonia Ottensen

Bakery Jatta (The Gambia) scores twice as Hamburg narrowly escape an upset against Rot-Weiss Essen

Omar Marmoush (Egypt) fires in Eintracht Frankfurt’s third goal in lopsided victory at Lokomotive Leipzig

Former SuperSport United youth product Boipelo Mashigo (South Africa) finishes off an upset for third tier Unterhaching over Bundesliga side FC Augsburg

Former Nigeria national team striker Anthony Ujah puts Eintracht Braunschweig into the lead against Schalke

Dutch Eredivisie

Mohammed Kudus (Ghana) scores as Ajax kick off season with victory over Heracles

Ibrahim Sangaré (Ivory Coast) and Morocco U-23 AFCON hero Ismael Saibari each provide assists in PSV’s victory over Utrecht

Danish Superliga

Lasso Coulibaly (Ivory Coast) sets up Adamo Nagalo (Burkina Faso) as Right to Dream graduates connect to finish off a dominant victory for FC Nordsjælland

Elias Achouri (Tunisia) produces his first goal for FC Copenhagen with a late winner against Odense

Scottish Premiership

Senegal forward Abdallah Sima comes on as a substitute and scores his first goal for Rangers in decisive defeat of Livingston

Russian Premier League

Théo Bongonda (DR Congo) heads Spartak Moscow level against Ural in eventual defeat

Moumi Ngamaleu (Cameroon) assists the second goal in Dynamo Moscow’s victory over Baltika

Swedish Allsvenskan

Erick Otieno (Kenya) scores AIK’s opening goal and assists a late equalizer in draw against Brommapojkarna

Amor Layouni (Tunisia) converts a penalty kick and Ali Youssef (Tunisia) scores to finish off a victory for BK Häcken over Varberg

One-time Ghana national team fullback Phil Ofosu-Ayeh assists Hamstad’s opener in defeat to Norrköping

Portuguese Primeira Liga

Godwin Saviour (Nigeria) wins and then converts a penalty kick to complete victory for Casa Pia at Farense