Sadio Mane scored his 50th English Premier League goal for Liverpool to claim a 2-0 home win over Burnley this weekend.
The Senegalese star and reigning African Footballer of the Year struck midway through the second half at Anfield to reach the milestone.
Algeria captain Riyad Mahrez has ended a scarcity of goals since May by coming off the bench and scoring for Manchester City in a 5-0 loss to Norwich City.
SADIO MANE (Liverpool)
He scored his first goal of the season to seal a victory over Burnley. Mane scored in the 69th minute with a nice finish just inside Burnley’s zone after the skillful pass from Trent Alexander-Arnold.
RIYAD MAHREZ (Manchester City)
The winger sealed a five-star display from the champions with a late goal in their Norwich hammering at Etihad Stadium. Mahrez replaced Jack Grealish in the 75th minute and nine minutes later he broke the Norwich offside trap to complete Ruben Dias’ long pass.
PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG (Arsenal)
The Gabonese striker came off the bench after recovering from coronavirus, but couldn’t stop Chelsea from winning 2-0 at Emirates Stadium. Aubameyang missed Arsenal’s sad 2-0 defeat to Brentford in the first round after the Arsenal captain and several teammates tested positive for Covid-19.
GEOFFREY KONDOGBIA (Atletico Madrid)
The CAR international was once again the key to another stifling defensive effort from the champions of Spain as they beat Elche, 1-0 to take the lead in La Liga. Atletico may have been at home, but they gave their visitors 60% possession while limiting Elche to two attempts on target. The 28-year-old French defensive midfielder played a crucial role. “Great Kondogbia game,” Madrid sports newspaper Marca wrote on his live blog.
HAMED TRAORE (Sassuolo)
The Ivorian Under-23 midfielder, who moved to Italy at a young age, sealed Sassuolo’s 3-2 season opener in Verona with a superb curling strike that gave two goals. to the team 13 minutes from time. It was the club’s 10th goal in 67 games for the 21-year-old, who is said to be on Juventus’ radar.
TAIWO AWONIYI (Union Berlin)
The former Liverpool forward scored his fourth goal in three games in all competitions to seal a Bundesliga point for Union Berlin in a 2-2 draw at Hoffenheim. The 24-year-old Nigerian scored with a volley on the second attempt after his first shot was parried.
ANDY DELORT (Montpellier)
Algerian striker Delort capped a superb team performance as Montpellier beat Lorient at nine 3-1 by opening his account for the season and creating another. The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations winner has been linked with a move to Nice and Lyon with interest in the 29-year-old fueled by his 19 goals in 34 games last season and the club captain left the ground in tears as he was replaced in the closing minutes.
SAIDOU SOW (Saint-Etienne)
19-year-old Guinean defender Sow scored his first goal in senior football to win a 1-1 draw with champions Lille. Sow has made five appearances for his country since making his international debut in October 2020 and is expected to feature prominently for his club this season with just three other center-backs in the squad.
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