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.
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Nigeria U20 striker Alhaji Gero scored his first goal for Osters in the Swedish league on Monday.
Ex-Enugu Rangers star Gero scored in the 44th minute to draw his club level after fellow Nigeria striker Kennedy Igbonananike opened scoring for the home team, but hosts AIK Solna will go to win the game 2-1.
Gero, who has also been capped at ‘B’ level by Nigeria, will also be booked in the 71st minute.
Osters need to get back to winning ways after going on a four-game losing streak recently.
They are 14th on the 16-team championship with 25 points from 26 matches.
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.
Mehdi Benatia's wonderful 65th-minute solo goal and a Gervinho strike gave Roma a hard-fought three points at Sampdoria in a Serie A match on Wednesday.
Morocco defender Mehdi Benatia scored the goal of the night when he dribbled past three defenders before somehow crashing home his first Roma goal as he fell to the ground.
Ivory Coast forward Gervinho netted his first goal for Giallorossi, and his first in competitive games since March, assisted by Francesco Totti.
Roma, whose manager Rudi Garcia was sent to the stands just after the hour, kept up their 100 percent record and moved up to 15 points, two clear at the top after Napoli drew 1-1 with lowly Sassuolo.
Nigeria striker Peter Odemwingie scored his first goal for Cardiff in their Capital One Cup clash against West Ham United on Tuesday.
Odemwingie, who made his debut coming off the bench in the 1-0 loss to Tottenham at the weekend, was at his first start for Cardiff and levelled the score in the 75th minute.
West Ham sealed the win three minutes from time through Ricardo Vaz Te.
Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Touré can't stop scoring for Manchester City as he netted for the third game in a row in all competitions in a 5-0 win over Championship side Wigan Athletic.
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.
Mohamed Traore is not unlike any other aspiring young footballer around the world, with an eye on a lucrative move to a high-profile league and a glittering international career.
But in his quest for success the 20-year-old from the west African nation of Guinea has to overcome an important hurdle: he has recently suffered a heart attack.
"I think my career is not in danger," Traore told AFP, sitting comfortably on the porch of a small restaurant in the Czech Republic's second city, Brno, where he has been plying his trade since November 2012 for local side Zbrojovka Brno.
"The doctor has given me six weeks to rest. After that, I will see him again and learn when I can resume training."
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.
Asamoah Gyan announced his return to full fitness by scoring all two goals in Al Ain's 2-1 win over Ajman on Friday in the Arabian Gulf League.
The Ghana captain played the entire duration and bagged the brace within five minutes as Al Ain recorded their first win of the season.
Gyan's opener came on 20 minutes when he applied a header from close range, unmarked, to a cross Brazilian from Michel Bastos.
Five minutes later, he again header in Ahmed Al Shamisi’s free-kick.
But in the 77th minute Guinean midfielder Simon Pierre Feindouno pulled one back for the visitors at the Tahnoun Bin Mohamed Stadium.