African Footballer of the Year Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon ended a month-plus league goal drought by scoring for Borussia Dortmund in a 3-2 win over Werder Bremen.
DIEUMERCI MBOKANI (Norwich)
The Democratic Republic of Congo striker, who was outside the airport terminal in Brussels when two terrorist bombs killed 26 people last month as he was preparing to fly to Kinshasa for an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, put Norwich 2-1 up in a dramatic 3-2 win over relegation rivals Newcastle that eased the Canaries' fears of the drop when, 16 minutes from time at Carrow Road, he drove into the left side of the area and smashed a powerful shot high into the net.
CHEIKHOU KOUYATE (West Ham)
His dismissal proved the turning point as West Ham's charge towards a Premier League top-four finish was slowed in a 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace. After Damien Delaney had punished a mistake by Adrian to put Palace ahead in the 15th minute, West Ham equalised through Manuel Lanzini and went ahead courtesy of another glorious free-kick from Dimitri Payet. But Senegal international Kouyate was shown a straight red card by referee Mark Clattenburg for a high foot on Dwight Gayle in the 67th minute and eight
minutes later Gayle pounced on an error by Angelo Ogbonna to equalise.
ALEX IWOBI (Arsenal)
The Nigerian teenager was on target with the second of the Gunners' goals in a comfortable 4-0 win at home to Watford that kept the north London club's slim title hopes alive. Iwobi struck in the 38th minute at the Emirates Stadium when he got on the end of a low cross toward the penalty spot, where he connected with a first-time effort that beat Heurelho Gomes.
THOMAS PARTEY (Atletico Madrid)
Ghanaian Partey came off the bench to round off Atletico's 5-1 rout of Real Betis with a simple finish in stoppage time to register his first goal since January.
PAPE DIOP (Espanyol)
Senegalese midfielder Diop scored his second goal in as many games with a powerful header from close range as Espanyol edged closer to survival with a 1-1 draw at Malaga.
KWADWO ASAMOAH (Juventus)
Juve won 1-0 at home to Empoli and Asamoah made a rare appearance off the bench for the champions, the Ghanaian replacing injured defender Giorgio Chiellini on 54 minutes. The lengthy break appeared to charge Asamoah's batteries. He was enterprising in a solid second-half display, firing a speculative volley just wide of the upright from the edge of the area, then narrowly missing a possible tap-in.
MOHAMED SALAH (Roma)
Salah was his energetic self for Roma on their way to a convincing 4-1 derby defeat of Lazio that reinforced their Champions League qualifying bid, and led to the sacking of Lazio coach Stefano Pioli. Salah failed to get on the scoresheet but his pace and movement were a constant problem for the hosts in Lazio's final third. The Egyptian forward's best chances of personal glory came in two second-half minutes when he fired a right-footed shot wide from a corner, then was off target again from Miralem Pjanic's delivery.
KALIDOU KOULIBALY (Napoli)
If Napoli end a 26-year wait to win the Serie A title, the defensive qualities of Koulibaly will get a mention in the victory plaudits. But the big Senegal defender had a match to forget as Napoli slipped to a shock 3-1 defeat at Udinese that left them six points adrift of champions and leaders Juventus.
He was notably at fault in the 13th minute, barging into Ghana midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu and earning the hosts a penalty that Bruno Fernandes converted. Algeria defender Faouzi Ghoulam gave away a second spot-kick to Udinese and, although it was saved, Napoli never recovered from Fernandes' second goal on the stroke of half-time and a second-half drive from Cyril Thereau.
FRANCOIS KAMANO (Bastia)
The speedy 19-year-old Guinea international was the chief architect of Bastia's 2-1 win over Marseille. First, his darting run down the right and snap-shot provoked an own goal from the panicked defender Karim Rekic to open the scoring. He was then brought down by OM 'keeper Steve Mandanda to earn the penalty, converted by Gael Danic, that gave the Corsicans a 2-0 lead.
VINCENT ENYEAMA (Lille)
For some he is Ligue 1's top goalkeeper and the Nigerian was in outstanding form as he made a series of saves, notably from two fierce free-kicks early in the game, and dominated his box as resurgent Lille won 3-0 at Nantes.
PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG (Borussia Dortmund)
The Gabon striker scored his first league goal for more than a month in Dortmund's terrific 3-2 comeback win against Werder Bremen to leave him with 23 Bundesliga goals this season. He remains two short of the German league's top scorer Robert Lewandowski as Dortmund came from 2-1 down. The win means Dortmund will be back in the Champions League next season.
IBRAHIMA TRAORE (Borussia Moenchengladbach)
The Guinea winger scored just two minutes after coming off the bench to complete Moenchengladbach's 5-0 rout of Hertha Berlin, which lifted them from seventh to fourth in the table. Traore fired home from close range after getting the better of goalkeeper Rune Jarstein on 85 minutes for only his third goal of the season.