Egyptian Mohamed Salah, Senegalese Sadio Mane and Ivorian Nicolas Pepe shared the glory among the African stars in Europe at the weekend....
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Lille's coach thinks Nicolas Pepe could comfortably adapt to Paris Saint-Germain and Thomas Tuchel agrees.
Paris Saint-Germain can clinch another Ligue 1 title on Sunday night by beating Strasbourg after nearest rivals Lille were held to a 1-1 draw at Reims.
Lille scored three quickfire second-half goals to comeback from two goals down Â to snatch a vital win that kept them firm favourites for direct qualification for the Champions League.
Leao is fast and skilful, can play on the left wing or as a central striker and has drawn comparisons with Kylian Mbappe, though has been quick to play those down as he looks to cut his own niche.
Monaco moved nine points away from Ligue 1's relegation play-off spot as a 90th-minute Carlos Vinicius goal helped them beat second-place Lille 1-0 on Friday.
Paris Saint-Germain have previously been linked with Jose Mourinho and the Portuguese manager indicated he would like to work in Ligue 1.
Jose Mourinho attended Sunday's 0-0 draw between Lille and Montpellier to reportedly cast an eye over Ivorian star Nicolas Pepe, one of the leading scorers in Ligue 1 this season.
Despite being dubbed the 'Portuguese Mbappe' by Lille fans, Rafael Leao has played down comparisons with France's World Cup winner.
Lille continued their perfect start to the new year by thrashing Nice, 4-0, in Ligue 1 on Friday for a sixth straight victory in 2019 that tightened their grip on second.
Marseille promised on Saturday to take action against the spectator who threw the firework that halted their home game against Lille for 35 minutes as one of their players said he'd rather be "spat on" than be placed in harm's way.
Lille coach Christophe Galtier signed a new contract this week and his highflying side celebrated the news with a come-from-behind 2-1 home win over Amiens on Friday.
Arsenal have been linked to an €80million swoop for Nicolas Pepe but the winger insists he will not be leaving Lille in January.
In-form striker Nicolas Pepe scored what proved to be the winner as 10-man Lille claimed a 3-2 win at Nimes on Sunday to consolidate second place in Ligue 1.
Arsenal are reportedly eyeing a move for Lille winger Nicolas Pepe, with Danny Welbeck set for a long spell on the sidelines.
Former Arsenal and France international Nicolas Anelka has taken a first step towards a potential coaching role after agreeing to advise Lille's up-and-coming strikers.
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