After a torrid two years at English side Arsenal, Cote d'Ivoire forward Gervinho seems to have rediscovered his best form once again as he inspired Roma to a 5:0 thrashing of visitors Bologna in the Italian Serie A on Sunday.
The Ivoirian netted two stunning goals to take his tally to three in the last two games.
His goals came either side of an equally brilliant effort by Morocco defender Medhi Benatia, who together with Gervinho, scored the two unreplied goals with which Roma beat hosts Sampdoria on Wednesday.
Gervinho's first made it 2:0 on 17 minutes after he outwitted his marker to shoot home from the edge of the box following a pass from Roma legend Francesco Totti.
Kilmarnock have signed Algerian central defender Ismael Bouzid until the end of the season.
The 30-year-old former Hearts player was offered a deal, along with ex-Rugby Park winger David Silva, following successful trials.
But former Rangers striker Nacho Novo and one-time Hull City and Tunisia f orward Tijani Belaid are not being kept on.
Bouzid will go into the squad for Saturday's Scottish Premiership visit to Partick Thistle.
Silva, a Cape Verde international, was released last summer after a two-year spell with Killie and joined Olhanense in his native Portugal, the 26-year-old being formerly of Porto, Tourizense, Lokomotiv Mezdra and CSKA Sofia.
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.
Morocco striker Marouane Chamakh netted his first goal for Crystal Palace on Saturday, but it was not enough to save them from a 2:1 defeat at Stoke City in the English Premier League.
The 29-year-old making his first start for his new club struck home in the 31st minute to give the visitors the lead, but Stoke fought back with two goals of their own in the closing half.
Chamakh, who joined Palace this summer after three unsuccessful seasons at Arsenal, made way in the 63rd minute.
He netted his first goal in the Premier League for 707. The Moroccan last scored in September 2011 against Blackburn Rovers.