African goal scorers in Europe 07-08 May


Algeria and Wolves midfielder Adlene Guedioura
Algeria's Adlene Guedioura scored a vital goal for Wolves

Algeria's Adlene Guedioura helped his Wolverhampton Wanderers out of the relegation zone as he scored in their 3-1 win over local rivals West Bromwich Albion.

West Brom's goal was scored by Nigeria's Osaze Odemwingie with his 15th of the season - his best ever haul of league goals.

Ivory Coast's Yaya Toure scored for Manchester City but it was not enough as they lost 2-1 to Everton - despite the loss Manchester City remain in fourth place and nned just two more points to secure a Champions League place for next season.

Shola Ameobi - who is still waiting official clearance to play for Nigeria - scored from the penalty spot for Newcastle United as they beat Birmingham City 2-1.


No African scorers in Italy but Kevin Prince Boateng of Ghana, Rodney Strasser of Sierra Leone and Nigeria's Nnamdi Oduamadi - are all celebrating as AC Milan won their first Serie A trophy in seven years.

Milan have had to watch city rivals Inter win the league title for the last five seasons but clinched the championship with a couple of games to spare after a goalless draw at Roma.


No heroics in France at the weekend from the African contingent at title-chasing Olympique Marseille as Ghana's Andrew Dede Ayew, his brother Jordan and Nigeria's Taye Taiwo finished on the wrong end of a 3-2 scoreline to Olympique Lyon.

Marseille's defeat enabled Lille to increased their lead at the top to four points following a 1-0 at struggling AS Nancy.

Nigeria striker Ideye Brown scored twice and his Algerian team-mate Ryad Boudebouz was on the scoresheet as Sochaux hammered Bordeaux 4-0.

Another Algerian - Foued Kadir - opened the scoring for Valenciennes who went on to beat Rennes 2-0.


Tunisia's Abdelkadir Ozgen equalised for Bucaspor with three minues remaining but just when it seemed like the game would end 1-1, title-chasing Trabzonspor scored a winner to secure all three points.


Morocco's Nabil El-Zhar, who is on loan from Liverpool, scored for Paok Salonika to help his side to a 2-1 win over Panathinaikos in the play-offs for the Champions League next season.


Guinea Bissau striker Ivanildo Cassama scored the only goal of the game as his relegated side Portimonense edged out Maritimo 1-0.

Cape Verdean striker Toy (Vitor Manuel Andrade Gomes da Costa) sunk Nacional with his 53rd minute goal that gave Olhanense a 1-0 victory.

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