African scorers in Europe: 13-14 August

Auxerre and Burkina Faso's Alain Traore
Burkina Faso's Alain Traore has scored two goals in two games for his French club Auxerre

BBC's African sports programme Fast Track rounds-up the Africans scoring goals in the major leagues around Europe.


Tunisia's Saber Khelifa scored the only goal of the game as promoted Evian beat Nice 1-0.

Burkina Faso's Alain Traore scored his second in as many games as his Auxerre side drew 2-2 with Marseille. Ghana midfielder Andre 'Dede' Ayew had given Marseille a two-goal cushion two minutes before half-time.

Traore's compatriot Jonathan Pitroipa scored his first goal for Rennes since arriving from German side Hamburg as they drew 1-1 with big-spending Paris Saint-Germain.

Algeria midfielder Ryad Boudebouz pulled back an injury time goal for Sochaux but it was too little too late as they lost 2-1 to Caen.


There were no African scorers on the first weekend of action in the English Premier League but there was controversy.

Arsenal's new Ivory Coast striker Gervinho was sent-off in his side's 0-0 draw with Newcastle after clashing with Joey Barton.

Both sides have been charged with failing to control their players by the Football Association. here in England.

The FA has also charged Gervinho's Cameroonian team-mate, Alex Song, with violent conduct for a separate altercation with Barton.


Senegal striker Papiss Demba Cisse scored for a second week in a row but his injury-time equaliser for Freiburg was not enough as Mainz scored two minutes later to grab a 2-1 win. Cameroon striker Jean Eric Choupo-Moting had given Mainz the lead in the 79th minute.


Ivorian striker Wilfried Bony scored the third goal for Vitesse Arnhem in their 4-0 triumph over Venlo.

Ghana striker Matthew Amoah gave NAC Breda the lead in the 32nd minute but his side lost 2-1 to Heracles.

Zambia's Jacob Mulenga came on as second half substitute to score twice for Utrecht as they battled back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with De Graafschap.


The only African goal was scored by Ghanaian William Acheampong, who had given Westerlo the lead but they still lost 3-1 at Beerschot.

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