Lille goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama's magnificent unbeaten run in the French Ligue 1 finally came to an end today as his side narrowly lost 1:0 at Bordeaux.
The Nigeria stopper was beaten after 1,062 minutes of play in the French topflight when Cameroon midfielder Landry N'Guemo netted for the resurgent Bordeaux in the 27th minute.
Enyeama had been unbeaten in 11 Ligue 1 games previously, a run that stretches back to September 15.
Nonetheless he enters the history books in France as the glovesman with the second longest unbeaten run after Frenchman Gaetan Huard went a stunning 13 games, and 1,179 minutes, in the 1992-93 season.
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.
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.
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.
A miserable week for reigning African Footballer of the Year Yaya Toure was completed when Manchester City lost 2-1 at English Premier League title rivals Chelsea.
The weekend loss at Stamford Bridge came four days after the star Ivory Coast midfielder said he had been racially abused during a Champions League game in Russia.
Egyptian Ahmed Elmohamady of Hull and Algerian Adlene Guediora of Crystal Palace were other unhappy Premier League Africans, conceding penalties that were converted by Tottenham and Arsenal respectively. That means Palace's Marouane Chamakh lost against his former team.
Cameroon captain Samuel Eto'o created a controversial equaliser and scored his first goal for Chelsea in a 4-1 English Premier League rout of Cardiff at the weekend.
The record four-time African Footballer of the Year illegally dispossessed goalkeeper David Marshall as he was bouncing the ball, and set up Eden Hazard to level.
Eto'o, whose previous clubs include Barcelona and Inter Milan, put the London club ahead midway through the second half off a Hazard pass.
South Africa international Steven Pienaar, Cote d'Ivoire's Yannick Sagbo and Wilfired Bony also scored in England at the weekend.
Senegal striker Demba Ba did not take long to prove his worth in a rare English Premier League start for Chelsea.
Chosen ahead of veteran Cameroon star Samuel Eto'o, he set up Brazilian Oscar for the opening goal just four minutes into a 3-1 win at Norwich.
Nigerian Peter Odemwingie scored his first league goal for Cardiff, but could not prevent a 2-1 home defeat by Newcastle.
Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari was one of the few bright lights for embattled Milan in a must-win clash away to Juventus. The Rossoneri, despite Muntari's brace, eventually lost the game 3-2.
Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari hit top form after scoring all two goals for AC Milan in their 3-2 reverse to Juventus in the Italian Derby on Sunday night.
It took just 19 seconds for the Rossoneris to get off to an incredible start as Muntari gave them the lead at the Juventus Stadium.
He controlled a speculative effort from Antonio Nocerino before beating Buffon at his near post. A measured, clinical finish from the Black Stars returnee to give the visitors an early advantage.
However, Juventus fought strongly and levelled the scoring before taking the lead with Ghana midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah in full force for "la vecchia Signora".