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Last Updated: Monday, 14 April, 2003, 13:32 GMT 14:32 UK
Nonda leads in France
Shabani Nonda of Monaco
Shabani Nonda scoring Monaco's penalty

A summary of the goals scored by African players in Europe's top leagues this weekend.

France Congo Democratic Republic's Shabani Nonda has kept his lead as the top scorer in the French League after scoring again over the weekend for Monaco who defeated Ajaccio 4-2.

Nonda scored from the penalty spot for his 18th goal of the season. The goal was Nonda's second from the penalty spot in the league which gave Monaco a 4-0 lead in the first 25 minutes of the game. The Congolese striker has one goal more than the Brazilian attacker of Bordeaux Pauleta.

In the same game Ajaccio's Moroccan midfielder Hoalid Regragui was sent-off.

Meanwhile, Ivorian forward Didier Drogba became the third top scorer in France and after his double for Guingamp as they beat Bastia 3-0.

The two goals accounted for Drogba's 14th in total so far. And Ghanaian midfielder of Bastia, Michael Essien was sent-off 12 minutes to the end.

Paul Kpaka scored twice but sees red

Among the flurry of African goals, it was yet again an outstanding weekend for three Ivorian footballers who accounted for the bulk of the goals as Beveren thrashed Lierse 7-1.

Moussa Sanogo, Gilles Yapi Yapo and Venance Zezeto were on target twice each in the game.

Charleroi's Jean-Paul Boeka-Lisasi from Congo DR scored from the penalty spot in the 81st minute as his side suffered a 2-1 defeat at home against Gent.

Togolese international Djima Oyawole had put Gent in the lead after 12 minutes.

And Sierra Leonean Paul Kpaka scored a goal in either half for Beerschot as they beat Genk 2-1.

But two minutes after knocking home his second goal he was shown the red card after a second caution offence.

Austria Ghanaian striker, Charles Amoah scored the opening goal for his side Sturm Graz to keep all three points after beating SV Ried 4-2.

There was a goal for another Africans in the same game - Senegalese forward Ibrahim Sidibe has scored for the second successive weekend for Ried with a second-half strike.

But Congolese striker Nzuzi Olivier Polo of Bregenz was sent-off just before half-time in his side's 2-1 home defeat at the hands of FC Karnten.

The defeat has deepened the relegation woes of Bregenz who are at the bottom.

Holland Moroccan striker Faouzi El Brazi scored the second of the game for his side FC Twente, who defeated bottom of the table De Graafschap 3-0.

Shabani Nonda of Monaco
Shabani Nonda scoring Monaco's penalty

Cameroonian striker Samuel Eto'o Fils helped Mallorca to a second-half comeback with his double to tie his side's game against Racing Santander 3-3.

Eto'o got the equaliser with 10 minutes to go. And the Ivorian defender Cyril Domoraud gave Espanyol a three-one lead with 14 minutes left to play but his side could not hold on to their lead as Atletico Madrid fought back to draw level.

Turkey Augustine Arhinful from Ghana scored in the 62nd minute to seal a 2-0 win for Ankaragucu over Kocaelispor.

England Newcastle's Nigerian striker Shola Ameobi scored a late goal for his side but they suffered a severe beating - 6-2 at the hands of Manchester United.

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