Manchester City star Yaya Toure was on target for the third time in five English Premier League games this season as he helped his side to a 4:1 trouncing of city rivals Manchester United on Sunday.
It was also the reigning African Footballer of the Year's second goal in successive matches after scoring in a 3:0 win at Viktoria Plzen in the UEFA Champion League on Tuesday.
Argentina striker Sergio Aguero netted a brace - including a stunning volley that opened the floodgates in the 16th minute.
Yaya, who ran the midfield for the hosts in his usual dominant fashion, made it 2:0 from close range just before the break.
Congo attacking midfielder Chris Malonga and Senegal center back Abdoulaye Ba have joined Portuguese side Vitoria Guimaraes.
Malonga, 26, has signed ha one-year contract from Monaco, while Ba, 22, joins the club on loan from Porto.
The young Senegalese defender, who excelled at the 2012 London Olympics, was heavily linked with a move to the English Premier League this summer.
Elsewhere, Mohamed Lamine Yattara has joined French Ligue 2 side Angers on a season-long loan from Olympique Lyon.
Moroccan Marouane Chamakh ended a two-year English Premier League goal drought, but could not prevent Crystal Palace losing 2-1 away to Stoke City at the weekend.
Veteran Ivory Coast defender Kolo Toure is enjoying a new lease of life at Liverpool, shackling on-form Belgian striker Christian Benteke in a 1-0 victory at Aston Villa.
Compatriot Siaka Tiené scored a last-gasp winner for Montpellier against Sochaux, while Yannick Sagbo was sent off.
Algeria midfielder Saphir Taider made his debut for Inter Milan. Seydou Doumbia and Ahmed Musa continue to be key players for CSKA Moscow.
Cameroon left back Gaetan Bong has completed his move to Greek giants Olympiacos FC.
Bong leaves French side Valenciennes after 4 seasons, making 115 appearances and scoring 4 goals.
"I'm very happy to be here. Olympiacos is a great club. It's an excellent choice for me.", the defender told the club's official website.
"It's a great opportunity for me as I'll be able to compete in the UEFA Champions League. I think it's a big goal for the club, so it will be a big goal for me as well to have excellent games in that tournament".
Ghana U-20 star Frank Acheampong and young Nigerian Imoh Ezekiel were among six Africans on target in Belgium this weekend.
Acheampong, who shone at the recent U-20 World Cup in Turkey, came off the bench in the 67th minute to cap a 4:1 spanking of visitors Gent with his first goal of the season, 11 minutes later.
It was also the season opener for Ezekiel who netted in the first minute for Standard Liege as they beat hosts Genk 2:0 on Sunday.
On Saturday, young Cameroon striker and former Barcelona youth star Gael Etock came off the bench on 68 minutes for DR Congolese striker Junior Kabananga and salvaged a point for Cercle Brugge eight minutes later as they drew 1:1 with hosts Lierse.