Africa will still be present in these quarterfinals of the Europa League. If they had all played in the first leg with their respective teams, these ambassadors of the continent are still expected on deck for this second leg.
There are not many African players playing in the quarterfinals of the Europa League. So, the choice on the 5 who should honor continent, is quickly made.
Victor Boniface: He will be watched like milk on fire by the defenders of Bayer Leverkussen. Especially the Burkinabe, Edmond Topsaba who will have a direct confrontation with him. In the ranks of Union Saint Gilloise, the Belgian formation is the great sensation of this Europa League this season. Especially since no one expected to see it at this stage of the competition. But USG has been able to count on the Nigerian who has been decisive during his career with 9 games played, 6 goals and 2 assists. Bayer Leverkusen will have to go out and play, as they were held to a 1-1 draw in the first leg. Only, watch out for Super Eagle Boniface, scorer in the first leg.
Edmond Topsoba: Edmond Tapsoba is a permanent member of Bayer Leverkusen’s center backline. He will probably play in the second leg of the Europa League quarterfinal against Union Saint Gilloise. The Stallion is a key piece of the German club’s system. In the European Cup, he is at 5 matches of the Europa League, 1 goal and an assist. Note that the latter has also played 5 matches in the Champions League before being reversed with his team in Europa.
Yassine Bounou: FC Sevilla will want to see a Yassine Bounou of the great days to hope to qualify for the semi-finals of the Europa League. Solid in the first leg at Od Trafford, the Sevillian had thus obtained a promising draw (2-2). At home now, the Andalusians hope to count on their superman Bono.
Oussama Idrissi: Indisputable starter in the ranks of Feyenoord, Oussama Idrissi is still expected to set fire to his left flank. The Atlas Lion is author of 3 goals and 2 assists in 6 games played this season in Europa League. Feyenoord will try to confirm in Italy against Roma, after its narrow victory in the first leg (1-0).
Youssef En-Nesyri: If he allows FC Sevilla to qualify for the semi-finals of the Europa League, Youssef En-Nesyri will have saved his season. The Moroccan striker had some difficulties and will have to redeem himself in this second leg against Manchester United who was held at home (2-2). Worse, he still scored only one goal in this edition in 5 appearances.
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