Ghanaian players hit a rich vein of form ahead of next week’s 2014 World Cup qualifying play-off with Kevin-Prince Boateng, Sulley Muntari, Andre Ayew, Albert Adomah and Wakaso Mubarak Wakaso all getting on the score-sheet.
There were also goals for David Accam and Thomas Boakye in Sweden while Ghana-pursuit Karim Bellarabi also netted for newly-promoted Eintracht Braunschweig in their 2-0 win over Wolfsburg to end their 28 year dominance.
But there was also bad news for Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah as Kevin-Prince Boateng suffered an injury while in action for Schalke in the German Bundesliga.
Ghanasoccernet.com’s Akyereko Frimpong Manson has a complete report on how Ghanaian players fared abroad over the weekend.
Arsenal needed a lucky effort from Jack Wilshere to draw 1-1 at West Bromwich Albion. Black Stars returnee Emmanuel Frimpong was not picked by Arsene Wenger for the trip.
Michael Essien was an unused substitute by Chelsea who survived a scare by Norwich City to win 3-1.
Liverpool continued their renaissance with an impressive 3-1 win over Crystal Palace. Palace boss Ian Holloway did not select Ghanaian starlet Hiram Boateng for the trip.
In the Npower Championship, Albert Adomah scored the second goal for Middlesbrough who beat Yeovil Town 4-1.
Youngster Koby Arthur failed to make the Birmingham City first team squad when they lost 2-1 to Bolton Wanderers.
Leicester City fell 1-0 to Doncaster Rovers. German-born Ghanaian Jeffrey Schulpp came off the bench in the 71st minute to play for Leicester.
Striker Patrick Agyemang played 80 minutes for Portsmouth who hammered Rochdale 3-0.
Defender Daniel Opare was booked in the 44th minute and played the entire 90 minutes for Standard Liege who suffered their first defeat of the season after losing 1-0 to Zulte-Waregem.
Genk ran away with a narrow 2-1 win over Gent. Bernard Kumordzi was introduced in the dying embers of the game while Nana Asare also replaced Ivorian Soumahoro Yaya in the 60th minute.
Kortrijk shocked Anderlecht by beating them 1-0 at their own backyard. Ghana’s Frank Acheampong was brought after the break by Anderlecht.
Lierse SK lifted themselves from the bottom half of the table after beating Mons 2-1. Ghanaian defender Richard Ofori was not in the Lierse team.
Cercle Brugge punished KV Mechelen 2-1 to better their chances of relegation survival. French-born Jerry Vandam played the full 90 minutes for Mechelen while Abdul Yakinu-Iddi played the last 22 minutes for Mechelen.
Abraham Kudemor was dropped from the Sporting Charleroi team when they beat Lokeren 2-1.
Enock Adu Kofi watched Club Brugge’s slim 1-0 win over OH Leuven from the bench.
Samuel Asamoah played for AS Eupen in their 5-2 win over Hoogstraten.
Sulley Muntari scored both goals for AC Milan who lost 3-2 to Juventus in the Derby D’Italia on Sunday night. Kwadwo Asamoah also played full throttle for Juventus.
Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu played the last 20 minutes for Udinese who posted a 2-0 win over Cagliari.
Alfred Duncan played the full 90 minutes for Livorno who were hammered 4-0 by Napoli.
Catania and Genoa shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw at the Stadio Angelo Massimino. Kingsley Boateng and Isaac Cofie warmed the Catania and Genoa benches.
Afriyie Acquah played the last nine minutes for Parma in their 3-1 win over Sassuolo. Raman Chibsah watched the entire action from the bench.
Masahudu Alhassan played 80 minutes for Latina who drew 1-1 with Trapani.
Amidu Salifu played the full 90 minutes for Modena and was booked in the 77th minute when they lost 2-1 to Empoli.
Kevin-Prince Boateng opened the scoring from the spot for Schalke 04 who beat newly-promoted Augsburg. Boateng was replaced after the break due to injury.
Karim Bellarabi scored in the 30th minute for Eintracht Braunschweig who ended Wolfsburg’s 28-year dominance by beating them 1-0.
In the Bundesliga II, Marcel Appiah played the entire 90 minutes for Arminia Bielefeld when they lost 3-0 to Kaiserslautern.
Charles Takyi played 52 minutes for Energie Cottbus who held 1860 Munich to a 0-0 draw at their own backyard.
Phil Ofosu-Aryeh played full throttle for Duisburg in their 1-0 loss to Elversberg.
Erich Nyarko came off the Borussia Dortmund II bench to played 36 minutes in their 4-0 win over Hallescher FC.
Nantes defeated Evian TG 3-0 to move 5th on the table. Defender Jonathan Mensah missed the trip due to injury.
Andre Ayew scored from the spot and conceded a penalty in Olympique Marseille’s 2-1 home loss to PSG in the French Ligue 1′s top-liner.
Andre’s junior brother Jordan Ayew also started the game but was replaced midway through the second half.
John Boye saw Stade Rennes’ 3-0 humiliation at Guingamp from the screen as he could not travel with the team due to injury.
Kwame Nsor scored the only goal of the game for Metz when they beat Châteauroux.
AS Monaco loanee Dennis Appiah climbed off the bench to 35 minutes for Caen in their 2-1 loss at Nîmes.
Richmond Boakye-Yiadom played the last 7 minutes for Elche FC in their 1-0 win over Espanyol.
In the Segunda Division, Atletico Madrid loanee Thomas Partey played the full 90 minutes for Real Mallorca in their 4-2 loss to Real Zaragoza.
Isaac Nana Asare played the entire during of the game for Atletico Madrid B in their 2-1 home loss to Atletic Club B.
Starlet Paul Quaye missed Espanyol II’s 1-0 defeat at Elche II due injury.
Razak Brimah manned the post for Guadalajara in their 2-1 win over Atletico Sanluqueño.
Memphis Depay played the full 90 minutes for PSV Eindhoven in their 2-1 win over RKC Waalwijk.
FC Groningen sneaked past AZ Alkmaar with a 2-1 win. Youngster Raymond Gyasi was not in the AZ team while Johan Kapperlorf was serving suspension.
Christian Atsu played the last 13 minutes of the game for Vitesse Arnhem in their 2-1 home loss to Feyenoord.
Matthew Amoah returned from injury to play the last seven minutes for Heracles Almelo in their 2-1 defeat at NAC Breda. Kwame Quansah played 83 minutes for Heracles but Edwin Gyasi was not picked for the trip.
Jeffrey Sarpong played 87 minutes for NAC.
Striker Fred Benson played 90 minutes for PEC Zwolle who failed to beat nine-man Roda JC after drawing 0-0.
Youth sensational Shadrach Eghan played the first 45 minutes for FC Twente in their 1-0 win at Cambuur.
Young defender Kenny Tete played Jong Ajax in their 3-1 defeat against Excelsior in the Dutch second-tier.
Erixon Danso was not in the Dordrecht team that beat Telstar 4-3 due to suspension.
Isaac Vorsah is still out with injury and missed Red Bull Salzburg’s 2-1 win at Austria Wien.
Mahatma Otoo and Gilbert Koomson both did not play for Sogndal in their 0-0 draw at Odd.
Stromsgodset remained top of the table after beating Vålerenga 2-1. Adam Kwarasey was in the post for Stroms while Razak Nuhu sat on the bench but Nana Boateng was not in the Stroms team.
King Osei-Gyan was not in the Viking when they drew 1-1 with Sandnes Ulf.
Winger Ernest Asante played 83 minutes for IK Start in their 1-1 draw with bottom-placed Sarpsborg 08.
Kennedy Ashia was an unused substitute by Brann who were beaten 1-0 Haugesund on home turf.
Defender Davidson Drobo-Ampem did not play for Esbjerg in their 3-1 home loss to OB Odense.
Danish-born Danny Amankwaa played the last 3 minutes of the game for FC Copenhagen in their 2-1 win over SønderjyskE.
Dominic Oduro warmed the bench for AGF during their 2-2 draw at Randers FC.
Kevin Mensah played the full 90 minutes for Viborg who lost 3-1 to AaB. His twin brother Jeff Mensah warmed the bench for Viborg.
Enoch Ebo Andoh played the last 25 minutes for AEL Limassol in their 1-1 draw with AEK Larnaca.
Yussif Rahman and Mustapha Quanyor were both replaced in the second half by Alki who lost 1-0 to Omonia Nicosia.
Lee Addy played the entire 90 minutes for Dinamo Zagreb in their 1-0 win over Rijeka.
Alhassan Wakaso was introduced after the break by Rio Ave who won 1-0 at Académica.
Haminu Dramani was not in the Gil Vicente team that beat Paços de Ferreira 2-1.
In the Romanian Ligue 1, Sadat Bukari played the 66 minutes for Astra Guirgui who suffered a 3-1 loss at Concordia Chiajna. Seidu Yahaya warmed the bench.
Former Newcastle United striker Frank Wiafe Danquah was axed from the Brasov team that drew 0-0 ACS Poli Timi?oara.
There other games which will involve Ghanaian players on Monday.
David Accam scored in the 21st minute for Helsingborg who beat Halmstad BK 4-0. Emma Boateng was not in the Helsingborg team.
Nasiru Mohammed played 60 minutes for BK Hacken in their 2-0 win over Malmo FF.
Zakaria Abdullai and Joachim Adukor both watched Gefle IF’s 4-1 win at Öster from the bench.
Djurgarden defeated IFK Göteborg 2-1. Ghanaian trio; Godsway Donyoh, Daniel Amartey and Yussif Chibsah all started the game for Djurgarden.
Mohammed Abubakar played in central midfield for Åtvidaberg in their 0-0 draw against Brommapojkarna.
AIK Solna won 3-2 at Mjällby. Robin played 87 minutes while Ibrahim Moro was introduced in the 70th minute but Ebenezer Ofori did not played in the game as he watched the full game from the bench.
In the second-tier league Thomas Boakye scored the opener for Östersunds FK who defeated Örgryte 2-1. Samuel Mensah also played full throttle for Östersunds FK but Isaac Telly Shaze warmed their bench.
FC Sion and Young Boys drew 2-2 in an entertaining tie. Samuel Afum played the full 90 minutes for Young Boys while Ebenezer Assifuah came off the bench to play 17 minutes. Ishmael Yartey could not match fitness in time to play for Sion.
Jerry Akaminko was booked in the 44th minute and played the full 90 minutes for Eski?ehirspor who lost 1-0 to Be?ikta?.
Dominic Adiyiah was toothless in attack for Arsenal Kiev as Shakhtar Donetsk demolished them 7-0.
In the Major Soccer League, Gershon Koffie watched from the bench as his Vancouver Whitecaps side drew 2-2 with Portland Timbers. Khalif Alhassan played 67 minutes for Timbers.
Dominic Oduro played the full 90 minutes but could not help Columbus Crew to avoid a 1-0 home loss to Sporting KC.
Kofi Opare was in full time action for LA Galaxy in their 5-0 win over Chivas USA.
Patrick Nyarko played 71 minutes for Chicago Fire in their 3-0 win over DC United.
Elsewhere in the CAF Champions League, defender Harrison Afful played the full 90 minutes for Esperance in their 0-0 stalemate against Orlando Pirates.
In the Confederations Cup, Solomon Asante, Richard Kissi Boateng and Gladson Awako were all involved in TP Mazembe’s 2-1 win at Stade de Malien.
In the South African Premier Soccer League, Black Stars defender Rashid Sumaila came off the bench to play 14 minutes for Mamelodi Sundowns in their 2-1 win over Wits University.
Awal Mohammed and Yakubu Mohammed both played for Maritzburg United in their 1-1 draw against Moroka Swallows.
John Arwuah in the full 90 minutes for Bloemfontein Celtic in their 1-1 draw at Mpumalanga Black Aces.