Summary

  • Schalke's Baba has returned to Germany after injuring his knee.
  • Dortmund's Aubameyang captains hosts Gabon.
  • Five Bundesliga clubs sending players to AFCON.

Several Bundesliga clubs have had to part company with some of their star players this January as they head to Africa to represent their countries in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

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Find out which Bundesliga stars are involved in the tournament, and track their progress below...

Borussia Dortmund: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon)

FC Ingolstadt 04: Marcel Tisserand (DR Congo)

FC Schalke 04: Abdul Rahman Baba, Bernard Tekpetey (both Ghana), Nabil Bentaleb (Algeria)

Hertha Berlin: Salomon Kalou (Cote d'Ivoire)

SV Werder Bremen: Sambou Yatabare (Mali)

Results overview

Friday, 20 January  

Cote d'Ivoire 2-2 DR Congo

FC Ingolstadt 04 defender Marcel Tisserand played the full 90 minutes as DR Congo twice surrendered the lead to draw with Cote d'Ivoire.

Salomon Kalou entered the fray in the 76th minute - nine minutes after Cote d'Ivoire's second leveller - but the Hertha Berlin striker was unable to help the Elephants snatch all three points.

Thursday, 19 January  

Algeria 1-2 Tunisia

Schalke midfielder Nabil Bentaleb played from start to finish for Algeria in Franceville but was unable to prevent his side losing 2-1.

The result, combined with Senegal's 2-0 triumph over Zimbabwe, leaves Algeria bottom of Group B with one point from their first two games.

Wednesday, 18 January  

Gabon 1-1 Burkina Faso

Borussia Dortmund ace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his second goal of the tournament to help secure a second successive 1-1 draw for Gabon. The 27-year-old coolly slotted home a penalty in the 38th minute after being fouled in the box by the goalkeeper.

Tuesday, 17 January  

Ghana 1-0 Uganda

FC Schalke 04 defender Abdul Rahman Baba was on the winning side in Port-Gentil as Ghana moved top of Group D with a hard-fought victory over Uganda. The only sour note was Baba's injury-enforced substitution after just 39 minutes.

Mali 0-0 Egypt

SV Werder Bremen midfielder Sambou Yatabare started for Mali against 2010 continental champions Egypt, but was substituted off in the 65th minute of a goalless draw in Group D.

Monday, 16 January  

DR Congo 1-0 Morocco

Marcel Tisserand and DR Congo moved top of Group C in the Africa Cup of Nations after picking up a 1-0 win in their opening game against Morocco.

Ivory Coast 0-0 Togo

Hertha Berlin forward Salomon Kalou featured for the full 90 minutes as the Ivory Coast were held to a goalless draw in their Africa Cup of Nations opener.

Sunday, 15 January  

Algeria 2-2 Zimbabwe

FC Schalke 04 midfielder Nabil Bentaleb played the full 90 minutes as Algeria hit back from 2-1 down to draw with Zimbabwe.

Saturday, 14 January  

Gabon 1-1 Guinea-Bissau

Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fired Gabon ahead in the tournament opener, but the host nation were denied all three points by a 90th-minute equaliser from Juary Soares.

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