In match Day 34 in the English Premier League, Gabonese striker, Pierre-Emerick Emiliano Francois Aubameyang scored Arsenal’s second goal and his 19th league goal of the season at the 77th minute in Arsenal’s 2-3 loss at home to Crystal Palace. Aubameyang has now scored seven goals this season in all the London derbies he has played in, no other player has done better this season.
26 years old Ivorian forward Wilfried Zaha scored the second for Palace at the 61st minute in their 2-3 win against Arsenal. It was his 9th league of the campaign. Zaha has scored eight league goals away from home this season, only Harry Kane (11) and Jamie Vardy (10) have scored more.
Liverpool’s 26 years old Egyptian forward Mohammed Salah Hamed Mahrous Ghaly won them a penalty which James Milner converted for their second in the game at the 81st minute in their 0-2 against Cardiff City. The Egyptian has now won five penalties for the Reds this season, only Wilfried Zaha with six has won more. The Egyptian has scored 19 goals this season and provided seven assists for a Liverpool team that is determined to end a 29 years wait for an English league title. They are temporarily top of the log with 88 points, their highest ever in a Premier League season.
In the English second tier, that is the Championship, in match Day 43, at Bristol City’s Ashton Gate stadium, Reading’s 23 years old Ivorian midfielder Yakou Méïté scored his 12th goal of the season in 36 appearances when he opened the scoring at the 48th minute in a 1-1 draw.
32 years old Tunisian defender Yohan Benalouane was on the end of a red card at the 47th minute for Nottingham Forest in the 2-0 loss to Sheffield United.
Congolese striker Brit Assombalonga scored the lone goal at the 2nd minute for Middlesbrough in their 1-0 win against Stoke City at the Riverside Stadium.
20 years Lukas Nmecha scored the third and fourth goals for Preston North End in their 4-0 against Ipswich Town. He is on loan to Preston from Manchester City. He younger brother Felix Nmecha is currently in Manchester City’s academy. Though he has represented England at youth levels, both of them are still eligible to play for Nigeria the country of their father. They are also eligible to play for Germany, the country of their birth as well as for England.
Villarreal took a serious step towards survival with a 2-1 win against Leganes at the Estadio de la Ceramica. Their 26 years old Cameroon international forward Karl Brillant Toko Ekambi was brilliant. He scored their second at the 80th minute. It was his 9th league this season in 31 La Liga games, his 17th in all competitions in 40 appearances. He made way at the 89th minute for Gerard Moreno.
FC Sevilla was humiliated 3-0 at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez against Getafe. Unfortunately for Getafe’s 27 years old Togolese defender Djené Dakonam Ortega, simply known as Djené he was sent off at the 74th minute.
32 years old Moroccan midfielder Nabil El Zhar scored his fourth league goal of the season by scoring an 87th minute penalty for Leganes in 2-1 loss to Villarreal.
Celta Vigo made sure of all three points against Girona with a 2-1 win. Their Moroccan international Sofiane Boufal scored their second and winning goal at the 69th minute. It was his third goal of the season; he has also provided three assists.
In the Spanish Segunda Division, there was an entertaining 3-3 draw between Real Oviedo and Cordoba. Oviedo’s 30 years old Senegalese forward Ibrahima Balde opened the scoring at the 2nd minute.
Franco-Congelese midfielder Jeremie Bela scored his 9th goal of the season when he drew first blood at the 7th minute for Albacete in a 4-2 against Las Palmas.
28 years old Ivorian forward Lago Junior Wakalible scored his 10th goal of the season for Mallorca in their 2-0 win against Rayo Majadahonda when he scored their second at the 25th minute from the penalty spot.
19 years old Ivorian midfielder Hamed Junior Traore scored the second goal for Empoli in their 2-4 loss against SPAL in match Day 33 in the Italian Serie A. That loss leaves Empoli at the 18th position on log.
Shalke 04 where humiliated 2-5 at home by visiting Hoffenheim. 27 years old Algerian forward Ishak Belfodil scored his 14th goal of the season when he opened the scoring at the 25th minute for Hoffenheim. He grabbed his second of the game and 15th of the season by rounding up the scoring at the 80th minute.
SC Paderborn earned a vital 1-2 away win against Holstein Kiel. Their 25 years old Ghanaian midfielder Christopher Antwi-Adjej scored their second and match winner at the 82nd minute of the game.
23 years old Moroccan defender Nayef Aguerd opened the scoring at the 20th minute for Dijon in their 3-2 win against Rennes at the Stade Gaston Gerard.
24 years old Senegalese forward Mbaye Niang scored his 8th goal of the season when he scored Rennes second at 61st minute in their 3-2 loss against Dijon.
DRC midfielder Yeni Atito Ngbakoto scored at the 56th minute after his team Guingamp went two goals down in the first half of their game against Marseille. They failed to fight for a draw as Marseille instead added a third in a 1-3 home loss for the bottom of the league side.
Nimes defeated Bordeaux at home 2-1. The lone goal for Bordeaux was scored by years old forward Joshua Erowoli Orisunmibare Oluwaseun Omdibumbum Oliousun Maja. He is eligible to play for Nigeria and England.
27 years old Malian forward Kalifa Coulibaly scored his 5th and 6th goals of the season when he scored at the 49th and 55th minute for Nantes in their 3-2 win against Amiens.
Ivorian midfielder Cheick Aymar Timite opened his goal scoring account of the season when he scored the second for Amiens at the 77th minute.
In the French Ligue 2, Grenoble lost 0-2 at home against Lens. 27 years old Senegalese forward Yannick Arthur Gomis scored his 13th goal of the season by scoring their first at the 27th minute before 19 years old Malian Cheick Oumar Doucoure made it two at the 71st minute.
Potential Guinean international 29 years old defender Ousmane Kante was sent off at the 33rd minute in team Paris FC’s 2-1 loss away to Le Havre.
31 years old Ghanaian defender John Boye opened his goal scoring account for Metz in their 0-2 win against GFC Ajaccio, he scored the first of the game at the 54th minute, before 20 years old Senegalese forward Ibrahima Niane made it two at the76th with his 9th goal of the campaign for the Ligue 2 league leaders.
Chateauroux made their home advantage count with a 2-1 win against Niort. Niort’s goal was scored by their 22 years old Gabonese attacking midfielder Louis Ameka Autchanga.
Red Star FC drew 1-1 with AS Nancy Lorraine at their Stade Pierre Brisson. They opened the scoring through their 25years old Algerian forward Oussama Abdeldjelil who scored his 5th goal of the season.
There was a high scoring 5-6 loss for Valenciennes against AS Beziers. 24 years old Gambian forward Aboubakary Kante scored three goals in the game. He scored the first at 18th minute before grabbing another a minute later. He got his third and Beziers’s 5th at 85th minute from the penalty spot.
Beziers’ Togolese midfielder Simon Gbegnon got his first for the campaign and their third in the game at the 61st minute.
Beziers’ sixth and last goal of the game scored by their 25 years old Franco-Senegalese defender Ibrahim Savane.
There was a third goal of the season for 21 years old Ghanaian forward Dauda Mohammed for Vitesse in their 4-1 against PEC Zwolle. He scored their third at the 73rd minute.
Moroccan forward Mounir El Hamdaoui scored a 90th minute equalizer for Excelsior when they hosted Willen 11 at their Van Donge & Roo Stadion.
In the Dutch Eerste Divisie, Mike Tresor Ndayishimiye who is eligible to play for Burundi and Belgium scored the opener for NEC Nijmegen in their 2-3 win away to FC Volebdam.
Zakaria Aboukhlal scored his 9th goal of the season in 23 appearances in the Eertse Divisie. He scored at the 22nd minute for Jong PSV in their 2-1 to Go Ahead Eagles. The 19 years old forward is eligible to play for Holland, Morocco and Libya.
Midfielder Abdou Harroui opened the scoring at the 15th minute for his 4th goal of the season for Sparta Rotterdam in their 3-1 win against Helmond Sport. He is eligible to play for Holland and Morocco at the senior level.
Genk recorded a 1-3 away win against Standard Liege at the Stade Maurice Dufrasne. Genk’s 26 years old Tanzanian forward Mbwana Samatta scored his 22nd goal of the season in when he scored their second at the 52nd minute.
26 years old Malian forward Youssoufou Niakaté scored both goals for Union St.-Gilloise in the 2-2 draw with Zulte-Waregem. He scored the first at the 7th minute before giving them a 2-0 lead which they threw away at the 64th minute.
Togolese forward Serge Gakpe scores at the 55th minute for Cercle Brugge who fell at home 1-2 to Kortrijk.
23 years old Guinea-Bissau defender Mama Balde scored the second goal for Aves in their 0-2 against Vitoria de Guimaraes in the Primeira Liga.
FC Porto did the essential with a narrow 1-0 against Santa Clara thanks to an 18th minute goal from their Malian forward Moussa Marega. It was his 9th goal of the season.
In the Segunda Liga, 22 years old Ghanaian forward Paul Ayongo scored his third goal of the season when he handed Pacos de Ferreira the victory with their second goal at the 80th minute in a 2-1 win against Academica Viseu.
Still eligible to play for the Black Panthers of Angola, 25years old forward Cephas Malele scored his 7th league goal of the campaign with a 90th minute equalizer for Arouca in a 2-2 draw away to Vitoria de Guimaraes B. He was born in Angola but has been representing Switzerland at the youth levels.
In the Swedish Superettan, 19 years old Guinean forward Kerfala Cissoko scored the winner at the 88th minute for Dalkurd FF in their 2-1 win against Mjiallby AIF.
24 years old Ivorian forward Christian Kouakou was on target for IK Brage who won 0-3 away to GAIS.
Malian forward Sekou Kiota got an equalizer for Wolfsberger AC at the 73rd that had gone down to a 25th minute striker from their hosts Sturm Graz, they secured all three points thanks to a 77th minute penalty converted by Michael Liendl.
Forward Karim Adeyemi who is still eligible to play for Nigeria and Germany scored the 4th goal in 5-1 home win against FC Juniors OO.
FC degeated Amstetten 2-0, their 23 years old Lagos born Nigerian forward Ugochukwu Ogbonnaya Oduenyi scored their second goal at the 90th minute.
There was a 9th goal of the season in the Swiss Challenge League for Ivorian forward Koro Kone who scored the second goal for Servette in their 2-3 away to Winterthur.
Senegalese midfielder Sangone Sarr opened the scoring for FC Rapperswil-Jona in their 4-1 win against FC Vaduz at the 10th minute.
Burkinabe forward Anthony Koura scored the 4th goal for Lausanne who showed no mercy to Chaisso in front of their home supporters. The home side suffered a humiliating 0-5 defeat.
22 years old Guinean midfielder Mohamed Mady Camara scored his 5th league goal of the season in 23 appearances for Olympiacos in their 1-3 win against Lamia.
Tunisian forward Hamza Younes scored an 86th minute winner for Aris Thessaloniki in their 1-2 win against Panetolikos.
Nigerian forward Anthony Nnaduzor Nwakaemescored the first for Trabzonspor at the 31st minute in their 2-1 win against Yeni Malatyaspor.
Galatasaray made sure of all three points at home with a 3-1 win against Kayserispor thanks to a brace from their 27 years old forward Mbaye Diagne. He got their first at the 16th minute before converting a penalty at the 42nd to put them ahead in the game.
23 years old Malian forward Fousseni Diabate scored at the 45th minute for Sivasspor who lost 1-2 at home against Besisktas.
There was a red card for Gabonese midfielder Aaron Appindangoye for two yellow cards within three minutes that is the 31st and 34th minutes for Umraniyespor in their 2-2 with Eskisehirspor.
26 years old Cameroon striker Steve Leo Beleck Abeka had only managed two goals in his previous 22 league games for Balıkesirspor. He bagged three against Kardemir Karabukspor in a sound 7-1 win. He scored the curtain raiser at the 17th minute and got their fourth at the 39th minute and got the third at the stroke of half time. He has now scored five goals in 23 appearances.
27 years old Ghanaian forward Mahatma Ousumanu Otoo also scored in brace for Balikesirspor. He scored their third goal of the game at the 36th minute and their seventh and final goal at the 48th minute.
Republic of Ireland
There was a 2-2 draw between Waterford Football Club and Derry City in the Ireland Premier Division. 25 years old Nigerian forward Ismahil Akinade came in at the 46th minute for Chvedukas and scored their first at the 62nd minute.
In the Luxembourg National Division, Senegalese striker Momar Ndiaye netted the equalizer for AS Jeunesse Esch in a 1-1 draw with Union Titus Petange.
31 years old Senegalese midfielder Papa Ibra Mboup scored the second for Racing FC Union Luxembourg in a 4-1 against Una Strassen.
Congolese striker Olivier Christophe Lusamba scored a consolation goal at 73rd minute for US Rumelange in their 1-3 home defeat against US Mondorf les Bains.
FC Etzella Ettelbruck drew 2-2 at home with CS Fola Esch. The goals for the visitors were scored by the African stars. Former DRC international Rodrigue Dikaba got their first at the 8th minute while Senegalese forward Moussa Seydi got them an equalizer at the 50th minute.
Senegalese forward Dame Diop scored his 8th goal of the season when he opened the scoring for Banik Ostrava in their 2-0 win against Opava.
FC Ufa lost at home 1-2 against FC Arsenal Tula, but their Nigerian forward Sylvestre Igboun defended his pride by scoring their lone at the 38th minute.
In the Russian 1st Division, Liberian international forward Sylvanus Nimely scored the first of four goals for FC Spartak-2 Moscow in their 4-0 win against Mordoya
24 years old Gambian midfileder Hamza Barry scored the second goal for Hadjuk Split at the 30th minute as they humbled Rijeka 4-0.
There was a 15th league goal of the season for Comoros striker El Fardou Ben for Red Star of Belgrade. He gave them a two goals lead from the penalty spot at the 19th minute against Cukaricki. Unfortunately for them they could not hold on to the lead as they were beaten 3-2.
FK Napredak Krusevac showed no hospitality to Vojvodina by thrashing them 5-0. 24 years old Senegalese striker Ibrahima Mame Ndiaye rounded the scoring with his 5th goal of the season at 86th minute.
Congolese defender Larrys Mabiala scored for the first goal for Portland Timbers at the 31st minute as they defeated Columbus crew 1-3. Their second goal was scored by Cameroon forward Jeremy Ebobisse at the 35th minutes.
In the Japenese J. League there was a goal for 23 years old Nigerian Ado Onaiwu for Oita Trinita in their 1-1 draw way to Gamba Osaka.
Beijing Renhe and Shenzhen FC played to a 2-2 draw at the Beijin Fengtai Satdium. 30 years old Nigerian forward Sone Aluko scored the first goal for Beijing Renhe at the 50th minute before Senegalese forward Makhete Diop got their second at the 77th minute. It was the Senegalese third goal in six matches this season.
Cameroon forward Franck Ohandza scored a penalty for the second consecutive week yet his team Henan Jianye lost again. Ohandza converted a penalty at the 58th minute for the home side that lost to Tianjin Teda 2-3.
Tiajin Teda’s winner was scored by their Ghanaian international winger Frank Acheampong.
Nigerian international striker Odion Ighalo is in red hot form. He was on target for Shanghai Shenhua who brough a point back from their trip to Wuhan Zall’s Dongxihu Sorts Centre in a 1-1 draw.
Togolese winger Serge Komla Nyuiadzi pulled a goal back for Taraz who lost at home 1-2 to Shakhter Karagandy.
In the Saudi Arabia Premier League, Nigerian forward Ahmed Musa scored a brace for Al Nassr in their 5-0 win over Al Fateh. He scores their second goal at the 38th minute and got their fifth and his second at the 78th minute.
Moroccan forward Abderazzak Hamdallah missed a penalty at the 8th minute of the game but also got his brace with goals at the 27th and 55th minutes. He has now scored 29 league goals this season.
Al Ahli beat Al Wahda 3-2 thanks to a brace from the Egyptian Omar Al Somah with goals at the 17th and 47th minutes.
One of Al Wahda’s consolatory goals was scored by their 24years old DRC forward Kabongo Kassongo at the 73rd minute.