Senegal international Ismaila Sarr was the hero at Vicarage Road after scoring his first EPL brace. While locals back in Dakar were expecting action from their beloved Sadio Mané it was the 22-year-old who stole the show and made a strong argument destined for Aliou Cissé, Senegal coach.
There were some interesting situations during the weekend despite the postponement of matches across Europe due to the Coronavirus crisis. We look at a few in the EPL, La Liga and Eredivisie.
The Premier League experienced a huge shock on Saturday when run-away leaders Liverpool saw their chase after Arsenal’s Invicibles record halted by bottom table Watford (3-0), who showed the UEFA Champions that some more lessons needed to be learnt.
In Spain, another African recorded a brace, this time helping Sevilla see off the challenge of Osasuna on Sunday. Morocco international Youssef En-Nesyri opened the scoring for his side followed by another goal from teammate Lucas Ocampos but the visitors levelled the scoreline and were heading for spoils sharing when En-Nesyri hit home the winner (3-2).
In the Netherlands, Dutch-Moroccan Oussama Tannane contributed two strikes in Vitesse’s 3 goals against home team PEC Zwolle, who had the final say at 4-3.
Another Dutch-Moroccan Mohamed Rayhi, who is on the radar of Morocco FA, scored one of his side’s Sparta Rotterdam 5 goals against FC Emmen, who managed to pull back one consolation.
Also in the Eredivisie, Ajax suffered a shock 2-0 setback at home on Sunday at the hands of AZ Alkmaar, whose winger Oussama Idrissi, of Morocco national team, providing the second goal.