Jean Marie Dongou and Carlos Puyol
Goals for Oussama Assaidi and Maroune Chamakh helped their sides pull in three points in the English Premier League at the weekend.
Assaidi scored a dramatic late winner for Stoke against Chelsea, while Chamakh scored the second goal for Crystal Palace in the 2-0 win over Cardiff.
In France, Nigerian goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama was finally beaten, conceding his first goal in 1,062 minutes of play for Lille - ironically an own-goal by Simon Kjaer.
In Italy, Serie A title challengers AS Roma ended a run of four successive draws with an enthralling 2-1 win over Fiorentina on Sunday, helped by an inspirational display from Gervinho who set up both goals.
Demba Ba was on the scoresheet for Chelsea against Southampton at the weekend, coming on for Michael Essien who struggled early on.
The Senegal striker notched his side's third goal in a 3-1 come-from-behind win against the visitors at Stamford Bridge.
Also in England, his compatriot Mohamed Diamé scored his first goal of the season as West Ham thrashed Fulham 3-0.
There were goals also for Africans Moustapha Bayal Sall, who plays for Senegal as well, of St Etienne and Vincent Aboubakar of Lorient in France.
Villarreal’s Nigerian forward Ikechukwu Uche, Torino’s Moroccan midfielder Omar El Kaddouri and Cameroonian striker Vincent Aboubakar of Lorient were the African stars of the weekend in Europe.
All three hit braces as Uche also won a penalty in helping the yellow submarines thump Levante 3-0.
El Kaddouri was on target twice in Torino’s 4-1 win over Catania while Aboubakar’s two goals helped Lorient earn their first away win of the season, 4-0 at Evian.
Seydou Doumbia scored the only goal of the game in most famous Moscow derby, while Dame N'Doye netted in the other one.
In the Premier League Wilfried Bony's double helped Swansea to a 3-3 draw with Stoke, while Cameroon star Samuel Eto'o was on the mark in Chelsea's 2-2 stalemate with West Brom.
Elsewhere around Europe Alex Song was handed a rare start for Barcelona, Kevin Prince-Boateng was in double form for Schalke, and Seydou Doumbia got on the scoresheet for CSKA Moscow.
Also, Moroccan forward El-Arabi scored a hat-trick as Granada, Ghana's Richmond Boakye grabbed a point for Elche and Senegal defender Papy Djilobodji continues to impress for Nantes as he netted in a 3-0 win over Bordeaux.
What a difference a week made for Yaya Toure. Despondent after Manchester City lost 2-1 to Premier League rivals Chelsea, The Ivory Coast midfielder had a field day in the 7-0 thumping of Norwich, scoring with a superb free-kick.
There were goals in Germany for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for Borussia Dortmund and Domi Kumbela, who hit the winner for Eintracht Braunschweig in a big upset over Bayer Leverkusen.
In Russia, Ivorians Seydou Doumbia with CSKA Moscow, Gerard Gohou with FC Krasnodar and Senegalese Dame N'Doye with Lokomotiv Moscow all found the net.
A miserable week for reigning African Footballer of the Year Yaya Toure was completed when Manchester City lost 2-1 at English Premier League title rivals Chelsea.
The weekend loss at Stamford Bridge came four days after the star Ivory Coast midfielder said he had been racially abused during a Champions League game in Russia.
Egyptian Ahmed Elmohamady of Hull and Algerian Adlene Guediora of Crystal Palace were other unhappy Premier League Africans, conceding penalties that were converted by Tottenham and Arsenal respectively. That means Palace's Marouane Chamakh lost against his former team.
Cameroon captain Samuel Eto'o created a controversial equaliser and scored his first goal for Chelsea in a 4-1 English Premier League rout of Cardiff at the weekend.
The record four-time African Footballer of the Year illegally dispossessed goalkeeper David Marshall as he was bouncing the ball, and set up Eden Hazard to level.
Eto'o, whose previous clubs include Barcelona and Inter Milan, put the London club ahead midway through the second half off a Hazard pass.
South Africa international Steven Pienaar, Cote d'Ivoire's Yannick Sagbo and Wilfired Bony also scored in England at the weekend.
Senegal striker Demba Ba did not take long to prove his worth in a rare English Premier League start for Chelsea.
Chosen ahead of veteran Cameroon star Samuel Eto'o, he set up Brazilian Oscar for the opening goal just four minutes into a 3-1 win at Norwich.
Nigerian Peter Odemwingie scored his first league goal for Cardiff, but could not prevent a 2-1 home defeat by Newcastle.
Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari was one of the few bright lights for embattled Milan in a must-win clash away to Juventus. The Rossoneri, despite Muntari's brace, eventually lost the game 3-2.
Nigerian John Obi Mikel broke his 185-match English Premier League goal drought at the weekend by scoring for Chelsea in a 2-0 win over Fulham.
A close-range half-volley brought immense relief to the midfielder, whose two other goals for the 'Blues' came in the FA Cup six seasons ago.
Reigning African Footballer of the Year and Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure was among the Manchester City scorers in a 4-1 derby rout of Manchester United.
In France, Algeria international Foued Kadir scored a brace for Rennes, while Guinean left back Issiaga Sylla handed Toulouse their first victory.
Mounir El Hamdaoui
Morocco striker Mounir El Hamdaoui was the star African performer in Europe at the weekend as he scored a hat-trick for Spanish side Malaga.
Once on the books of Tottenham Hotspur, El Hamdaoui, 29, also created a goal in the 5-0 La Liga rout of Rayo Vallecano.
Gabonese Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang continued his great form in the German Bundesliga season, scoring twice for Borussia Dortmund in a 6-2 hammering of Hamburg.
Samuel Eto'o made his debut for Chelsea but it was not the expected start for the Cameroon legend.