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.
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.
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.