ROUND-UP: Africans in La Liga
Africans in La Liga returned to action over the weekend following the international break with Isaac Success and Zouhair Feddal’s goals guiding their respective sides to victory.
Africa Football shop’s La Liga correspondent Enoch Fiifi Forson wraps up the performance of the continents contingent.
Moroccan defender Zouhair Feddal‘s Levante beat Sporting Gijon 3-0 away from home. He tapped in from two yards out to double his side’s lead after Deyverson had scored the first goal before providing the third for the Brazilian to hit a double. Omar Mascarell and Simão Junior played the full 90 minutes for their respective sides, but Algerian duo of Rachid Ait-Atimene and Nabil Ghilas were unused by both sides.
Sofiane Feghouli had a quiet game as Valencia were held by Las Palmas at the Mestalla. The latter left out Wakaso Mubarak despite the Ghanaian having an excellent spell with the Black Stars during the international break.
Isaac Success scored to help Granada to a shock win over Athletic Bilbao. Success, who has been included in Nigeria’s squad for the 2015 African under-23 championship in Senegal, tucked into the bottom right in the 59th minute to seal victory. His compatriot Uche Agbo failed to come off the bench while Youssef El-Arabi was sidelined due injury.
Eric Bailly was back from suspension but lasted only 34 minutes as Villarreal dropped points at home after a 1-1 draw with Eibar. Cédric Bakambu had an unpleasant time with Villarreal and was substituted in the 62nd.
Mehdi Lacen won four tackles plus completed one dribble in the centre of midfield for Getafe. Senegalese Lass Bangoura warmed the bench of Rayo Vallecano. Bernard Mensah was not named in the Getafe match squad.
Real Betis succumbed to a 1-0 defeat at home to Atletico Madrid. Alfred N’Diaye and Amro Tarek were on the losing side of Betis. However, Thomas Partey was left out of the Madrid team by coach Diego Simeone.
Malaga’s Arthur Boka, Carlos Kameni and Nordin Amrabat fell 2-0 to Espanyol who had Papakouly Diop in their fold.
AFS LA LIGA PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Zouhair Feddal