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Drogba's double

The BBC's weekly round up of all the African goal scorers across the top leagues in Europe.

ENGLAND

Didier Drogba
Didier Drogba's second half strike secured the double for Chelsea

Didier Drogba was the standout among African players in Europe at the weekend as the season ended in Europe and all eyes now turn to South Africa for the World Cup.

Once again the Ivory Coast captain was the man of the match for Chelsea, scoring the only goal of the game in the English FA Cup final against Portsmouth at Wembley.

Drogba was on the mark after 59 minutes when his free kick went in off the post with goalkeeper David James well beaten.

SPAIN

Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure played a key role in Barcelona retaining the league title on Sunday by setting up two goals in the 4-0 win over Valladolid as Barca won the title on the final day of the season.

Toure beat two men before cutting the ball back for Lionel Messi's first goal on 61 minutes and the 27-year-old then slid a pass through for the Argentine to score his second on 75 minutes.

Mali international striker Frederic Kanoute scored his 12th goal of the season as Sevilla secured fourth place and a Champions League spot with a last ditch 3-2 win over Almeria on Saturday.

The 32-year-old scored the opener for Sevilla on 16 minutes with a downward header from a Jesus Navas cross and played the whole 90 minutes as Sevilla secured fourth.

Burundi striker Mohamed Tchite scored a crucial brace to help Racing to a 2-0 win over Sporting Gijon - a result that keeps them in the Spanish top-flight.

Tchite scored either side of the interval to secure victory for Racing who avoided relegation on the final day of the season finishing three points above the relegated trio.

Cape Verde striker Dady was on target for Osasuna in their 1-1 draw with Xerez, who have been relegated to the second tier of Spanish football.

ITALY

Samuel Eto'o had a relatively quiet afternoon in Inter Milan's 1-0 win away to Siena but won his first title since switching from Barcelona a year ago.

The title was the Cameroon striker's fourth title having won three with Barcelona. Next week, he will be aiming for his third Champions League crown, following two with Barca.

FRANCE

Senegalese international Mamadou Niang ended the French league season as top scorer nationwide with a 40th minute strike at home to relegated Grenoble.

It was his 18th of the campaign and, overall, his 100th goal in 256 matches in the French top flight.

Niang will miss out on the World Cup but he can look forward to action in the Champions League next season.

Mustapha Hadji helped Nancy to a 1-1 draw with Valenciennes but the Moroccan was also sent off at the end of the game. Ivorian Benjamin Brou Angoua equalised for Valenciennes in the second half.

Tunisia's Issam Jemaa and Malian Samba Sow were both on target for Lens who beat Bordeaux 4-3.



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see also
African goals in Europe: 8-9 May
10 May 10 |  African
African goals in Europe: 01-02 May
04 May 10 |  African
African goals in Europe: 24-25 April
27 Apr 10 |  African


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