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Afcon callups get good weekend



It's been another weekend for this and that for the boys abroad, as Kevin-Prince Boateng's form becomes better and Andre Ayew grows into the season after a slow start. The newly called up Black Stars players for the Afcon were in action as well.

Italy

Roma, with ten men, beat Milan 4-2 in an engrossing game at the Stadio Olimpico, with Kevin-Prince Boateng playing the whole match. Sulley was on for 13 minutes.

Recently called up to the national team's Afcon setup, Richmond Boakye-Yiadom played just over an hour for Sassuolo. Also, Masahudu Alhassan and Ahmed Barusso played for Novara.

Juventus finished the calendar year with 94 points, the highest total the club has ever had, as two goals in added time gave them a win against Cagliari. The 3-1 win saw Kwadwo Asamoah in action for 90 minutes.

Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu also played 90 minutes for Udinese, but they drew 1-1 with Atalanta. Isaac Cofie's Chievo Verona lost 2-0 at Torino and he played all game.

Parma won 2-1 against Bologna had Afriyie Acquah playing the latter stages for the winning side. He's not playing for Parma at the moment as he has been loaned out to Crotone, and Bright Addae saw yellow for his side. They won 1-0.

France

Rabiu Mohammed played for just over an hour Evian, but fellow potential Afcon 2013 teammate Jonathan Mensah was benched. John Boye is seeing progress in his injury situation but did not play for Stade Rennes.

The Ayew brothers played 90 minutes for Marseille in their win against Saint Etienne, with Andre scoring the only goal of the game.

England and Spain

Albert Adomah's Bristol City drew 1-1 and he played all game and Emmanuel Frimpong was taken off with 13 minutes to go for Charlton Athletic in the Npower Championship

David Amoo and John Cofie played for Preston North End and Sheffield United respectively.

Spain

As Anthony Annan was not part of Osasuna in their win, Wakaso Mubarak was on for the most part of Espanyol's win against Depor.

Real Madrid's tidings went south, but Michael Essien played all game at right-back. The Whites lost 3-2 at Malaga.

Holland and Belgium

In Belgium's top flight, Abraham Kudemor played all game in Charleroi's stunning 2-1 win against Gent, while Abdul Yakinu-Iddi was on target as Mechelen won against Beerschot.

Rahim Ayew played all game for Lierse in their 2-2 draw with Leuven, but Bernard Kumordzi was on only for injury time in Genk's loss to Anderlecht.

And in Holland, Edwin Gyasi played for an hour as his Twente side beat Alkmaar 3-0, while upcoming Memphis Depay got the last quarter of in his PSV's 6-1 thrashing of NAC Breda.

Kwame Quansah played all game for Heracles in their draw with Zwolle.

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