After stumbling at Valencia before the international break, Atletico Madrid rebounded with a 2-0 victory over Espanyol, Sevilla are now second in Spain's La Liga after Sunday's 2-0 defeat of Elche, and Villarreal beat Almeria 2-0.
Hoffenheim moved up to fourth in the German Bundesliga as they extended their unbeaten start to the season to seven games by picking up a point in a 1-1 draw at Hamburg and Paderborn moved above Eintracht Frankfurt into seventh after coming from behind to beat the Eagles 3-1.
Keisuke Honda scored twice as resurgent AC Milan moved up to fourth in Italy's Serie A with a 3-1 win at Hellas Verona on Sunday afternoon, while Lazio won their third consecutive match and Palermo picked up their first win of the season.
Suwon Bluewings missed the opportunity to cut Jeonbuk Motors' lead at the top of the Korea Republic K-League standings to five points when they drew 2-2 with Seongnam Chunma, while Busan I'Park and Ulsan Hyundai notched wins.
FIFA.com pays tribute to the exceptional career of Gunnar Nordahl, who scored 43 goals in 33 games for Sweden, helping them to Olympic gold in the process, and won a record five Capocannoniere awards with AC Milan.
Beijing Guoan delayed Guangzhou Evergrande's seemingly inevitable Chinese Super League title coronation after recording a 2-1 win over Hangzhou on Sunday, while Harbin Yiteng were relegated after drawing 1-1 with Shanghai SIPG.
Arsenal Tula recorded only their second point of the Russian Premier League season with a 1-1 draw at home to Rostov and Ural beat Spartak Moscow 2-0 in Sunday's two matches.
Four goals in the final eight minutes at Loftus Road saw Liverpool claim a stunning 3-2 win against Queens Park Rangers as a result of Steven Caulker's own goal in the 94th-minute, which also leaves the hosts at the bottom of the English Premier League table.
Chievo have sacked head coach Eugenio Corini following Saturday's heavy defeat to Roma, which was the Flying Donkeys' fifth defeat of the Italian Serie A campaign.
Atletico Madrid got their Spanish La Liga season back on track with a 2-0 victory over Espanyol on Sunday, with midfielders Tiago and Mario Suarez on the scoresheet for the reigning champions.
Defender Per Mertesacker remains confident Arsenal's consistent performance levels will eventually see them claw back lost ground in English Premier League, while Mathieu Flamini says the Gunners "have to fix something."
In our regular Sunday feature, we look ahead to the week's footballing birthdays with a Slovakian goalscorer, a retired English hardman and the current Three Lions skipper all celebrating this week.
Spanish star David Villa rescued a 1-1 draw for Melbourne City with his second goal in two Australian A-League games before Irish forward Andy Keogh grabbed a dramatic late winner for Perth Glory in a 3-2 win over Brisbane Roar.
DC United restored their six point lead at the top of the MLS Eastern Conference with a 2-1 win over Chicago Fire, while FC Dallas closed the gap on LA Galaxy and Seattle Sounders in the Western Conference with a 1-0 win over Colorado Rapids.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal believes his team's away form is better than their record suggests as they look for a first win on the road at West Bromwich Albion.
Pep Guardiola says Bayern Munich's full focus is now on Tuesday's UEFA Champions League clash at Roma after routing Werder Bremen, while Jurgen Klopp slammed his Borussia Dortmund side following their defeat to Cologne.
Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has said his side's meeting with Real Madrid next weekend is too early to play a decisive role in the Spanish La Liga title race.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini believes Sergio Aguero has a good chance of winning the FIFA Ballon d'Or after his four-goal haul against Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League.
Jose Mourinho said Chelsea's win away to Crystal Palace on Saturday showed they have the character to maintain their English Premier League title challenge, but maintained there was still a long way to go in the title race.
PSV Eindhoven remained at the top of the Eredivisie standings after a 3-0 win over AZ Alkmaar, while Twente and Ajax drew 1-1 in Enschede.
Juventus dropped their first points of the season when they were held to a 1-1 draw at Sassuolo, while Roma returned to winning ways in the league with a 3-0 victory at home to Chievo.
Monaco continued their mini-revival with a 2-0 victory over Evian, while Saint-Etienne edged Lorient 1-0 on the road to put pressure on third placed Bordeaux in Ligue 1.
Barcelona and Real Madrid both head in to next week's Clasico with confidence after a 3-0 win at home to Eibar and a 5-0 rout at Levante on the road respectively.
Russian Premier League leaders Zenit St. Petersburg battled back from two goals down to claim a 2-2 draw at FC Krasnodar, while CSKA Moscow routed Kuban 6-0.
Mario Gotze and Philipp Lahm hit braces as Bayern Munich romped to a 6-0 victory over Werder Bremen to establish a four-point lead at the Bundesliga summit, while Borussia Dortmund dropped to 14th after losing 2-1 at Cologne.
Southampton thrashed Sunderland 8-0 at St. Mary's, while Chelsea maintained their five-point lead at the top of the table with a 2-1 win away to Crystal Palace.
K-League leaders Jeonbuk Motors stretched their unbeaten run to nine matches with a 2-0 victory at Incheon United, while Pohang Steelers slipped to a 3-0 defeat at Jeju United.
Guangzhou Evergrande extended their lead at the top of the Super League to nine points as they came from behind to win 2-1 away to Guizhou Renhe, while Jiangsu Shuntian moved above Guizhou into sixth.
FIFA.com profiles the International Stadium Yokohama, site of the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan™ final and several FIFA Club World Cup finals.
Goals from Yohan Cabaye, Maxwell and Edinson Cavani were enough to help Paris Saint-Germain defeat Lens 3-1 on the road and move within four points of Ligue 1 leaders Marseille.
Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph will undergo surgery after dislocating his right shoulder in training and is set to be out for approximately two months.
Monaco will look to get their quest to climb the Ligue 1 table back on track when they host Evian, while Paris Saint-Germain kick off the French Ligue 1 weekend with a visit to Lens.
Asia's quartet of competitors at the FIFA U-20 World Cup have been decided with Myanmar, Korea DPR, Qatar and Uzbekistan all confirming their places at New Zealand 2015.
Normally a team reaching promotion to the third tier of the Finnish league would not create much of a stir on Planet Football. It does when that team is named after Santa Claus!