ROUND-UP: Africans in the Bundesliga – Week 11
It was a weekend of mixed results for Africans in the Bundesliga following week 11 of action. Sane grabbed the match-winner as Ujah found his scoring boots.
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Champions Bayern Munich were held to a goalless draw in Frankfurt on Friday night as Moroccan defender Mehdi Benatia returned to warm the bench after injury. Ivorian defender Constant Djakpa was a stoppage time substitute as his side secured a deserved point.
France born Senegal international Salif Sane finished on the winning side as Hannover clinched all three points at the Imtech Arena against Hamburg. Sane got the match winning goal with a 67th minute header from the centre of the box.
Ivorian midfielder Serey Die returned to inspire Stuttgart to a win against newcomers Darmstadt. The Ivorian hard man was cautioned with 54 minutes gone and made way with 27 minutes to go as Stuttgart secured all three points.
Salomon Kalou‘s Hertha Berlin were beaten 1-4 at home by high flying Borussia Monchengladbach. It was an afternoon to forget as the Ivorian was subbed off at half-time. Ibrahima Traore was instrumental for Gladbach as the away side left the capital with maximum points and pipped Hertha to 5th in the Bundesliga stangings.
The match between Schalke and Ingolstadt saw the Matip brothers Joel Matip and Marvin Matip clash for the first time this season. Marvin Matip captained Ingolstadt to a claim a point as the brothers played full throttle. Fellow Cameroonian Eric Choupo-Moting was introduced in the second half provided the assist for Schalke’s equaliser converted by Leroy Sane.
It was a quiet game for in-form Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as his Dortmund side run-out winners away at Werder Bremen. Nigerian striker Anthony Ujah equalised for the home from close range before Dortmund added a further two goals either side of the break. Both men saw full-time action for their respective clubs.