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Who were Africa's star performers around the world this weekend?

Mohamed Salah scored the only goal at Anfield against former club Chelsea. AP Photo/Rui Vieira

Who were Africa's star performers around the world this weekend?

Mohamed Salah: Yet again, Liverpool let a lead slip as they drew 1-1 with Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday, but Egypt international Salah continued his fine run - and reminded the Blues what they're missing - with another excellent display.

The attacker came back to haunt his former club as he opened the scoring in the 65th minute. It was the highlight of an eye-catching display in which he took more shots and completed more dribbles than any other player on the pitch.

It may have been cancelled out by Willian's late equaliser, but the North African's strike was his 10th in 13 Premier League appearances as he continues his outstanding start to life on Merseyside.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was another one of the continent's stars nominated for CAF's African Player of the Year award to have flexed his offensive muscles again this weekend.

In finding the net against Schalke - opening the scoring for Borussia Dortmund - Auba equalled Anthony Yeboah as the top-scoring African talent in the history of the German top flight.

He would also go on to contribute an assist as Mario Gotze's added BVB's third on 20 minutes, and the home side were 4-0 up before the half-hour mark.

However, Auba would sour an outstanding first-half display when he was sent off in the 72nd minute for a second yellow card.

By this point, Schalke had clawed back two goals, and they'd go on to secure a point in a 4-4 draw after a remarkable late comeback.

Wahbi Khazri moved to Stade Rennais from Sunderland this summer as a player with much to prove, having never truly been trusted - or really given an opportunity - at the Stadium of Light under David Moyes.

His attitude had also come under scrutiny following an underwhelming stay in England, and he's had to demonstrate - now back in Ligue 1 - that he ought not be considered a flop.

If this is the Tunisia international's aim, he's succeeding emphatically.

The attacker netted twice in Rennes' 2-1 Brittany Derby triumph over Nantes this weekend, including a late winner for Sabri Lamouchi's side.

He's earlier opened the scoring just after the break when he beat the offside trap and fired past Ciprian Tatarusanu, and could well be one of the continent's stars to watch at next summer's World Cup.

Albert Adomah: Amidst his various qualities, Adomah's goalscoring has rarely been celebrated, with the sprightly winger typically starring when making goals for others, rather than scoring them himself.

However, this term, he's become a lethal presence in the opposition third, and has been the chief protagonist behind Aston Villa's climb up the table.

Having scored in the victory over Sunderland last weekend, he netted two more on Saturday as Villa downed Ipswich Town 2-0 to continue their surge up the Championship. His first - a delicious left-footed chip over the keeper - demonstrated the confidence with which the Ghana international is approaching each fixture.

The veteran winger now has 10 goals in 15 league outings so far, and he should eclipse his career best of 12 goals in a single season before 2017 is out.

Naby Keita: Many of Africa's big-name players were on song this weekend, with Guinea international Keita - a future teammate of Salah's at Liverpool - also finding the net in the Bundesliga.

If the RasenBallsport Leipzig man wins any of the end-of-year awards, it will be due to his all-round qualities - both defensively and offensively.

This weekend, he demonstrated both components with a thoroughly dominant midfield display - the kind upon which Leipzig's remarkable maiden German top flight campaign were built last term.

As well as opening the scoring against Werder Bremen in the 34th minute of Leipzig's 2-0 triumph, he also created two goalscoring chances, took more touches than any other player on the park and won four tackles.