Nigerian goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama needs 140 minutes of clean sheet time to equal the all-time French League record of most minutes gone without conceding.
The man in between the sticks for second placed Lille played out 1035 minutes without conceding a goal when his side defeated Marseille 1-0 at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Tuesday night.
The African Cup of Nations-winning goalkeeper has not conceded a goal in his last 11 outings in the league, with Lille managing nine wins during this period. In all, he’s overseen an overly impressive 14 clean sheets in 16 games this season.
His exploits have helped propel Lille to second place on the log, heavily breathing down the neck of leaders PSG.
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.
Raja Casablanca have appointed Tunisian Nabil Maaloul as their new head coach, the Moroccan club announced late on Friday.
Earlier on Friday, Raja sacked coach Mohamed Fakhir, just two weeks before the start of the FIFA Club World Cup.
"It was not easy for us to keep Fakhir as the team still suffers from a lot of problems that he could not fix," Raja spokesman Samir Shawky told Morocco Radio.
"We will play in a tough tournament next month [FIFA Club World Cup] and we need a coach who can take control so we signed Maaloul. We are the team can return to the winning ways under his guidance."
Raja Casablanca have sacked coach Mohamed Fakhir only two two weeks before the start of the Club World Cup in Morocco.
"A number of factors have allowed us to come to the conclusion that Raja could not stand up to the upcoming challenges with Fakhir in charge," spokesman Samir Chaouki told Atlantic radio.
He added that Hilal Tair, already a member of the staff, would take charge on an interim basis while the club search for a permanent successor.
The decision to part company with Fakhir comes after a 1-0 defeat to El Jadida on Thursday, a result which left Raja in fifth place in the Moroccan top flight, albeit just three points behind leaders Moghreb Tetouan.
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.
With just a few weeks to go until the kick-off of the FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013, FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter took part in a round table event with Moroccan journalists via phone confernce to discuss, among other subjects, the final preparations for the tournament and what the country and competing teams can expect from the tenth edition of the prestigious event.
Following Guangzhou Evergrande’s triumph in the final of the AFC Champions League, the line-up for Morocco 2013 is now complete.
The newly crowned kings of Asian football will take their place alongside Raja Casablanca, representing the host nation, UEFA Champions League winners Bayern Munich, CAF Champions League winners Al Ahly, OFC Champions League winners Auckland City, CONCACAF Champions League victors Monterrey, and Atletico Mineiro, who captured the Copa Libertadores earlier this year.
General Assembly of the FRMF
FIFA's Emergency Committee has annulled the election of Fouzi Lekjaa as the new president of the Moroccan Football Federation, world football's governing body said in a statement Friday.
FIFA accused the Moroccan federation (FRMF) of failing to adopt the correct statutes before organising the election.
"The FIFA Emergency Committee has decided today, 15 November 2013, not to recognise the elections held by the Moroccan Football Association (FRMF) on 10 November 2013," said the FIFA statement.
"The decision was taken in view of the fact that the FRMF had not fulfilled its duty to comply with FIFA directives (article 13, par. 1 a) of the FIFA Statutes.
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.
Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o netted his third goal in two games for his club Chelsea as they drew 2:2 with visitors West Brom in an English Premier League match on Saturday.
Eto'o's 45th minute effort, coming after a brace against Schalke in a UEFA Champions League tie on Wednesday, gave the Blues the lead.
However West Brom bounced back with two goals of their own including a fine effort from Benin international Stephane Sessegnon who blasted home from just outside the box to make it 2:1.
It was Sessegnon's second goal of the campaign.
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.