In the French Ligue 1, international defender Chancel Mbemba, scorer against Nantes in the previous match, held his place during Marseille’s victory over Nice by three goals to nil, in 4e daytime. His compatriot Cédric Bakambu came into play in the 68e minute, in place of the double scorer of the match, the Chilean Alexis Sanchez. FC Nantes beat the formation promoted this season in French L1, Toulouse FC, by three goals to one.
Holder at the kick-off, the Congolese international midfielder Samuel Moutoussamy gave way to the 46e minute (half-time), to Mostefa Mohamed, while Nantes was led on their lawn by a goal to nil. Mostefa was also a scorer in the 55e minute, giving the advantage to the Canaries, after Guessand equalized in the 50e minute. The young Congolese of origin Castello Junior Lukeba was his place in the defense of Lyon hung (a goal everywhere) by against Reims. And Nathan Mbuku remained on the Rémois bench.
In the one-goal draw between Paris-Saint-Germain and Monaco, the two original Congolese, Axel Disasi and Benoît Badiashile, holders in defense, managed to contain the assaults of Parisian stars Mbappe, Messi and Neymar. The Congolese international right-back Gédéon Kalulu held her place well during Lorient’s victory over Clermont Foot by two goals to one.
In England, Yoane Wissa and Brentford tied with Everton (a goal everywhere) in the fourth day. A good result for the club which plays in the elite of English football for its second season, after its big victory against Manchester United in the third day (four goals to nil). The Congolese striker was substituted less than 20 minutes from the end of regulation time. Also a starter at kick-off, international winger Neeskens Kebano came out in the 68e minute in Fulham’s loss to Arsenal (a goal to two).
Kebano left the playing area with the two teams tied by one goal everywhere. On the Arsenal side, the young and solid defender of Congolese origin Jephté Tanganga remained on the bench. Note also the tenure of the central defender of DR-Congolese stock Ezri Konsa during the defeat of Aston Villa in front of West Ham by zero goal to one.
In Italy, Charles Monginda Pickel started in Cremonese’s home defeat to Torino (one goal to two). The Congolese midfielder defector from Famaliçao in Portugal came out in the 69the minute. Young midfielder Warren Bondo remained on the substitutes’ bench in Monza’s home loss to Udinese (one goal and two). And attacking midfielder Jean Victor Makengo, holder in the ranks of Udinese, was replaced in the 81e minute. Pierre Kalulu played the entire match in AC Milan’s victory (two goals to nil) over Bologna.
In Germany, Silas Katompa started the game in the zero-goal draw between Stuttgart and Cologne. The Congolese striker was replaced in the 76e minute. For his part, the former Nantes Randal Kolomuani started in the victory of Eintracht Frankfurt on the ground of Werder Bremen (three goals to four). Kolomuani scored even equalized in the 32e minute, as Eintracht trailed by a goal to two.