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African goals in Europe: 24-25 April

The BBC's African sports programme Fast Track brings you a weekly rundown of all the African goal scorers across the top leagues in Europe.

ITALY

Kenya and Inter Milan's McDonald Mariga
Kenya's McDonald Mariga celebrated his first goal for Inter Milan

Inter Milan are back in command of the Serie A title race with three games left, thanks to a 3-1 victory over Atalanta on Saturday.

Kenya midfielder McDonald Mariga made a rare start for the champions and scored his first goal for the club, as he was set up by Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o.

The win put Inter two points ahead of Roma with three games left in the season in Italy.

SPAIN

Victor Obinna Nsofor returned to the Malaga squad from injury against Mallorca and made a dramatic impact by scoring in a 1-1 draw.

The Nigerian international has said he would play through the pain to help Malaga's bid to avoid relegation.

After a season to forget, Angola striker Manucho has responded well to new Valladolid coach Javier Clemente. He headed home Valladolid's opening goal in the 2-nil win over Sporting Gijon.

Mali striker Frederic Kanoute was on target for Sevilla but he was also sent-off later in the game as his side lost 4-3 at Getafe.

GERMANY

DR Congo striker Cedrick Makiadi scored a first half winner for Freiburg to seal a 1-0 win over Wolfsburg which gave his side their second consecutive league win and lifted them out of the Bundesliga's bottom three.

Nigeria's Chinedu Ogbuke Obasi scored twice in Hoffenheim's 5-1 rout of Hamburg, the 23-year-old hitting the back of the net either side of halftime to leave him with seven goals for the season.

Burkina Faso striker Aristide Bance has now scored five goals in six games For Mainz after netting twice in a 3-3 draw with Frankfurt.

ENGLAND
Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker Salomon Kalou
Ivory Coast striker Salomon Kalou scored a hat-trick for Chelsea

Ivory Coast striker Salomon Kalou scored his first hat-trick for Chelsea as they thrashed Stoke City 7-0.

The win took Chelsea back to the top of the Premier League - a point clear of Manchester United with just two games left to play.

Kalou's compatriot Aruna Dindane scored twice as his already-relegated side came from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw at Bolton.

Nigeria striker Victor Anichebe was initially credited with scoring for Everton in their 2-1 win over Fulham, however the goal was eventually given as an own-goal by Chris Smalling as the ball bounced off his shoulder.

FRANCE

Algeria's Nassim Akrour gave relegated Grenoble a 23rd minute lead but Eric Mouloungui of Gabon equalised and Ivory Coast's Emerse Fae scored to give Nice a 2-1 win and ensure top-flight survival.

Mali striker Modibo Maiga equalised for Le Mans in the second-half but they ended up losing 2-1 to Lille.

PORTUGAL

Senegal striker Modu Sougou put Academica ahead as they picked up three points at Leixoes after a 3-1 win.

SCOTLAND

Algeria's Madjid Bougherra was celebrating winning the league title with Rangers - who now have a world record 53 championships to their name. Rangers edged past Hibernian one-nil to make sure of the title.

Senegal striker Diomansy Kamara opened the scoring for Celtic in their 2-0 win at Dundee United.



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see also
African goals in Europe: 20-21 Feb
23 Feb 10 |  African
African goals in Europe: 6-7 Feb
09 Feb 10 |  African
African goals in Europe: 23-30 Dec
31 Dec 09 |  African
African goals in Europe: 19-20 Dec
21 Dec 09 |  African


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