Ivorian duo of Yann Karamoh and Gervinho helped Parma to force a 2-2 draw in away fixture against Inter Milan, whose coach Antonio Conte couldn’t hide his frustration of missing the opportunity to topple Juventus from the Serie A summit.
Also in Italy, another Ivorian rising star, Christian Kouame of Genoa, scored one his side’s 3 goals over Mario Balotelli-led Brescia. The 21-year-old attacker now has four goals to his credit same as Juventus’ star Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ivorian-born Amad Traore, 19, who plays for Atalanta B team in the Italian Serie B, was featured in the senior team on Sunday. He scored one of his side’s 7-goal crushing of Udinesse.
In Spain, Cameroon international Karl Toko Ekambi participated in Villarreal’s 4-1 downing of Deportivo Alaves with a double, while former Chelsea winger Salomon Kalou’s goal couldn’t spare Hertha BSC blushes at home as they succumbed to a 3-2 defeat in the German Bundesliga.
In the French Ligue 1, Senegal’s Mbaye Niang opened the scoring for Rennes but got an answer from Ivorian star Max Gradel of Toulouse. The cracker eventually ended 3-2 in favour of the hosts Rennes.
Morocco international Hakim Ziyech put Ajax in the lead over Feyenoord, which was followed by other goals from his teammates, while Amadou Ciss from Senegal was on target for Fortuna Sittard in their 4-1 drubbing of VVV-Venlo in the Dutch Eredivisie