Joseph Yobo and Didier Drogba
Galatasaray striker Didier Drogba has hit out at racist Fenerbahce fans who bombarded him and fellow Ivorian Emmanuel Eboue with monkey chants during the two sides meeting last weekend.
The former Chelsea star posted a message on the Turkish champions' Facebook page and also published a photograph depicting Charles Darwin's theory of evolution on the social media site Instagram.
"You call me a monkey but you cried when Chelsea beat Fenerbahce in 2008, you called me monkey but you jumped in front of your screen when I won the Champions League," Drogba wrote.
Ivory Coast striker Arouna Kone scored as FA Cup finalists Wigan edged West Bromwich Albion 3-2 at the weekend to boost hopes of dodging relegation from the English Premier League.
Kone, who stands out with his dyed blond hair, was in the Ivorian squad that flopped at the 2013 Cup of Nations, losing to eventual champions Nigeria in the quarter-finals.
Lacina Traore was another happy Ivorian goal poacher, coming on as a late substitute for Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala to equalise and then set up the winner for Cameroonian Samuel Eto'o.
Martins celebrates with teammates
Nigeria star Obafemi Martins was the hero for the Seattle Sounders as they won their first game of the US Major League Soccer season, beating Colorado Rapids 1:0 on the road on Saturday.
The veteran striker had been expected to start on the bench after only recovering from injury, but was handed a starting place after team-mate Eddie Johnson picked up a problem in training on Friday.
Profiting from a rebound of team-mate Shalrie Joseph's shot, the former Inter Milan poacher made room for himself with a touch before beating Rapids goalkeeper Clint Irwin, and celebrating his what was also his first goal for the club with his trademark backflip.
An outrageous lob by Ivorian legend Didier Drogba helped inspire holders Galatasaray to a 3:1 comeback spanking of Mersin in the Turkish Superlig on Saturday.
Drogba, who played all 90 minutes, scored twice in the second half to seal the home win and provisionally lift the Istanbul giants seven points clear at the top.
However the former Chelsea hitman showed he still had his famed deadly instincts when he intuitively connected with a team-mate's ball on the edge of the area to loop it into the net to make the scores 2:1 in the 69th minute.
The 35-year-old then capped the win in the 84th minute, meeting a cross on the far post with a trademark thumping header.
Pierre Aubameyang was on target for the 18th time in Ligue 1 - and remains the second top scorer in the league - after equalising in the 65th minute for Saint Etienne. Thanks to the Gabon striker's effort his side drew 2-2 away at Rennes.
Benjamin Moukandjo fired home his third for struggling Nancy who lost 2-1 at league leaders Paris Saint-Germain. The Cameroon striker had given the visitors the lead in the 36th minute but Nancy succumbed to two goals in the second-half.
Cape Verde striker Odair Fortes gave Reims some hope of getting an equaliser with his 77th minute goal, but an 88th minute substitution paid off for Troyes who sealed the points in added time. It was the Guinea striker Mohamed Yattara's second goal for Troyes.
Nigeria winger Ahmed Musa sealed a 2:0 win for leaders CSKA Moscow over their relegation-threatened hosts Krylya Sovetov as the Russian Premier League resumed after a long winter break.
The Super Eagles star struck in the 72nd minute after Swedish team-mate Pontus Wernbloom had given CSKA a first half lead.
It was the ninth goal of the season for the 20-year-old AFCON star, who has been named in the Super Eagles' squad to tackle Kenya in this month's 2014 World Cup qualifier.
Victor Obinna Nsofor came on in the 79th minute for Lokomotiv Moscow in their 1-0 derby loss away to Dinamo Moscow.
Kamel Chafni and Landry Chauvin
Ghanaian midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng scored AC Milan's second goal of the game as they outclassed Lazio 3-0 to stay third in the Italian Serie A table.
Fellow Ghanaian Isaac Cofie also netted for Chievo after coming on as a first-half substitute. It was Cofie's first goal for Chievo but despite his equaliser his side lost 2-1 to Fiorentina.
Michael Essien played the entire 90 minutes in arguably the biggest game in international club football as his side Real Madrid edged out arch-rivals Barcelona 2-1. Despite the victory - the second in a row against league leaders Barcelona in only a few days - Madrid lie in third position and 13 points behind their rivals.
Sierra Leone international Kei Kamara was the hero for Norwich City in their fight-back to a 2:1 win over Everton in the English Premier League on Saturday.
Playing in only his second game for Norwich since joining on loan from MLS side Sporting Kansas City in January, the striker scored the first goal and assisted the winner.
Kamara joined the game in the 58th minute with Norwich a goal down after English midfielder Leon Osman had given the visitors a 39th minute lead. He then headed his new side level with five minutes remaining, before a loose ball from his challenge fell to team-mate Grant Holt to grab the winner in stoppage time.