Didier Ya Konan
Democratic Republic of Congo and West Bromwich midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu played party pooper at the weeked in an amazing 5-5 English Premier League draw with Manchester United.
Mulumbu scored with nine minutes left and the Baggies equalised soon after at the Hawthorns to deprive Alex Ferguson of a victory in his final match as boss of the Red Devils.
Senegalese Demba Ba set up the opening goal as Chelsea won 2-1 at Stamford Bridge against Everton, whose goal was created by Nigerian Victor Anichebe.
Ivory Coast striker Arouna Kone was among the stars as Wigan stunned Manchester City 1-0 at the weekend to lift the FA Cup trophy for the first time.
The African star with the blond dyed hair troubled City throughout with his running and now turns his attention to keeping the cup winners in the Premier League.
Unfashionable Wigan visit Arsenal on Tuesday and host Aston Villa on Sunday, needing to win both ganes to be sure of avoiding relegation.
Ivorian Yaya Toure, South African Steven Pienaar and Kenyan Dennis Oliech were among the African scorers in the top European football leagues at the weekend.
Reigning African Footballer of the Year Toure collected his ninth goal of the season and first since February for deposed English Premier League champions Manchester City with a late thunderbolt in a 2-1 home win over West Ham.
Retired South Africa captain and midfielder Pienaar scored the only goal as Everton edged Fulham while in France Kenya striker Oliech netted in stoppage time to earn struggling Ajaccio a key 2-1 win over Montpellier.
Record four-time African Footballer of the Year Samuel Eto'o scored for Russian big spenders Anzhi Makhachkala at the weekend on his return from a knee injury.
However, the Cameroonian star could not prevent Dynamo Moscow fighting back to force a 3-3 draw and leave Anzhi third in the table, 10 points behind leaders CSKA Moscow with five rounds left.
Benin midfielder Stephane Sessegnon was on target for the second consecutive week, with his late first-half goal giving lowly Sunderland a 1-0 home victory over Everton.
African stars had mixed luck in the FA Cup semi-finals at the weekend with Ivorian Arouna Kone helping Wigan triumph while a superb goal from Senegalese Demba Ba could not prevent Chelsea going out.
Kone burst clear of several defenders to create the first goal as Wigan took time off from an English Premier League relegation struggle to defeat second-tier Millwall 2-0 and earn a first FA Cup final appearance.
Ba scored with an acrobatic half-volley for Chelsea to halve a two-goal deficit against fellow giants Manchester City, but an equaliser eluded the title-holders at a packed Wembley stadium.
Papiss Demba Cisse was the toast of Newcastle at the weekend after scoring the late English Premier League goal that secured a 1-0 victory over Fulham and eased relegation worries.
The Senegalese goal poacher has made a habit of snatching last-gasp goals lately, including one against Anzhi Makhachkala of Russia that lifted the Magpies into the last eight of the Europa League.
Togolese Emmanuel Adebayor was another African scorer in the Premier League, putting Tottenham Hotspur ahead just 34 seconds into a thriller against visiting Everton that ended in a 2-2 draw.
Salomon Kalou, Arouna Kone, Gervinho and Lacina Traore were on target at the weekend as Ivory Coast stars made their mark across European leagues.
Striker Kone snatched a last-minute winner for lowly Wigan over Newcastle and an equally late goal from Arsenal midfielder Gervinho sealed a victory at Swansea that kept alive hopes of Champions League football next season.
Gangling goal poacher Traore salvaged a 1-1 draw for Anzhi Makhachkala against Samara in Russia while striker Kalou scored, conceded an own goal and missed a penalty as Lille fell 2-1 to Evian in France.
Pierre Aubameyang was on target for the 18th time in Ligue 1 - and remains the second top scorer in the league - after equalising in the 65th minute for Saint Etienne. Thanks to the Gabon striker's effort his side drew 2-2 away at Rennes.
Benjamin Moukandjo fired home his third for struggling Nancy who lost 2-1 at league leaders Paris Saint-Germain. The Cameroon striker had given the visitors the lead in the 36th minute but Nancy succumbed to two goals in the second-half.
Cape Verde striker Odair Fortes gave Reims some hope of getting an equaliser with his 77th minute goal, but an 88th minute substitution paid off for Troyes who sealed the points in added time. It was the Guinea striker Mohamed Yattara's second goal for Troyes.
Kamel Chafni and Landry Chauvin
Ghanaian midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng scored AC Milan's second goal of the game as they outclassed Lazio 3-0 to stay third in the Italian Serie A table.
Fellow Ghanaian Isaac Cofie also netted for Chievo after coming on as a first-half substitute. It was Cofie's first goal for Chievo but despite his equaliser his side lost 2-1 to Fiorentina.
Michael Essien played the entire 90 minutes in arguably the biggest game in international club football as his side Real Madrid edged out arch-rivals Barcelona 2-1. Despite the victory - the second in a row against league leaders Barcelona in only a few days - Madrid lie in third position and 13 points behind their rivals.
If 2012 African Footballer of the Year Yaya Toure thought a change of scenery would bring a change of luck at the weekend, he was sadly mistaken.
A week after his Ivory Coast team were bundled out of the Africa Cup of Nations by Nigeria in South Africa, the English Premier League title hopes of Toure and his Manchester City teammates suffered a massive blow.
The title-holders slumped 3-1 at promoted Southampton to fall 12 points behind leaders Manchester United and Toure looked off the pace as he swapped the heat of the South African Highveld for the chill of southern England.