Second win for Yevhen Konoplyanka and Ukraine
Two Schalke players were in action for their respective countries on Sunday. Salif Sané played for his home nation of Senegal in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Madagascar. Ukraine’s Yevhen Konoplyanka featured in their Nations League win over Slovakia. Schalke04.de gives you the rundown.
Konoplyanka gets all three points
On Matchday 2 of the Nations League, Ukraine picked up their second win in Group B1 and progressed towards promotion to League A. Konoplyanka made the Starting XI and played 78 minutes before being subbed off in the 1-0 win over Slovakia in Lviv. Unlike against the Czech Republic, Konoplyanka didn’t manage to get a goal. The closest he went was a long shot after five minutes. The game’s only goal came ten minutes before the final whistle when Andrey Yarmolenko scored from the penalty spot.
Sané features in draw against Madagascar
Senegal played out a 2-2 draw against Madagascar in their African Cup of Nations qualification fixture, with Sané playing the full game. It was Senegal who took the lead through Moussa Konaté after 27 minutes, but Madagascar’s Paulin Voavy got the equaliser just before half-time. Keita Baldé put Senegal in the lead again in the 62nd minute, before Kalidou Koulibaly levelled the score up again for the hosts. After matchday 2, Senegal sit top of their qualification group with four points. The game was, however, overshadowed by an incident at the stadium entrance in Antananarivo which saw one person lose their life.