Ghana players returned to action after the international with most of the fringe Black Stars players getting on target for their clubs. Winger Albert Adomah who was unused in the victory over Egypt scored a brace while German-born Karim Bellarabi also scored for his club in their home loss to Schalke 04, it was his second in the Bundesliga this term.
There also goals for Fred Benson, Sadat Bukari, Asamoah Gyan, Bennard Kumordzi and King Osei-Gyan as well as Dominic Oduro in the America Major Soccer League..
Kevin-Prince Boateng failed his late fitness test at Schalke.
Read how Ghanaian players fared abroad for their clubs over the weekend with Akyereko Frimpong Manson giving you the full comprehensive wrap.
Michael Essien was unused once more by Chelsea when fought from behind to condemn Cardiff City to a 4-1 defeat.
Emmanuel Frimpong lost his place once more in the Arsenal team when they cruised to a 4-1 win over Norwich City.
In the Championship, winger Albert Adomah scored a double for Middlesbrough in their 3-2 away loss to Barnsley.
German-born Jeffrey Schulpp was introduced in the last two minutes by Leicester City who beat Huddersfield Town 2-1.
Youngster Koby Arthur failed to make the Birmingham City first team squad when they lost 4-0 at Leeds United.
Sulley Muntari played the full 90 minutes for AC Milan in their 1-0 win over Udinese. Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu was an unused sub.
Kwadwo Asamoah finished 79 minutes for Udinese who suffered their first defeat of the season after losing 4-2 to Fiorentina.
Isaac Cofie was unused by Genoa in their 2-1 win over Chievo Verona. Maxwell Acosty was not in the Chievo team.
Midfielder Afriyie Acquah played full throttle for Parma in their 3-2 loss at Hellas Verona.
Alfred Duncan was booked in the 18th minute and lasted the entire duration of the game for Livorno who were beaten 2-1 by Sampdoria at their own backyard.
Raman Chibsah watched Sassuolo’s 2-1 defeat of Bologna from the bench.
In the Serie B, Amidu Salifu saw the last two minutes of action for Modena who condemned Reggina to a 3-0 defeat. He came off the bench.
Defender Daniel Opare was dropped to the Standard Liege bench due to fatigue when they drew 2-2 with Sporting Charleroi. Former Heart of Lions midfielder Abraham Kudemor was not in the Sporting Charleroi team.
Club Brugge suffered their first defeat in seven games when they lost 4-1 to Kortrijk in the Pro League. Former Ghana U17 midfielder Enock Adu-Kofi watched from the bench as his side finished with nine men and lost the game.
Nana Akwasi Asare lasted the entire duration of the game for KAA Gent who shared the spoils with a 2-2 drawn game with Lokeren.
Belgian-born Dennis Odoi was booked in the 78th minute for Lokeren.
Frederick Boi was forced off the pitch after just 31 minutes after picking an injury in Cercle Brugge’s 1-1 home draw with Zulte-Waregem.
Abdul Yakinu-Iddi played the last nine minutes for KV Mechelen who thumped KV Oostende 3-0.
Former Lille defender and French-born Ghanaian Jerry Vandam played in central defence for Mechelen.
Bennard Kumordzi scored one of Genk’s four goals when they punished Lierse SK 4-0.
Ghanaian winger Frank Acheampong came off the bench after 71 minutes to play for Anderlecht when they brushed aside Mons 2-0 to restore their winning run.
In the second-tier league, defender Samuel Asamoah was red carded in the 30th minute as his AS Eupen side held Lommel United to a 1-1 draw.
Attacker Prince Asubonteng came off the bench after 56 minutes to play for Dessel Sport in their 2-0 loss at Boussu Dour Borinage.
Black Stars defender Isaac Vorssah watched from the stands at the Red Bull Arena when they disgraced Wacker Innsbruck 6-0.
Samuel Kyere and former Ghana U20 midfielder Jacob Apau helped FC Shirak in their 5-2 defeat of Alashkert in the Armenian top-flight.
Former Black Stars regular Lee Addy did not play for Dinamo Zagreb when they lost 1-0 to Split in the Croatian top-flight.
Ghana goalkeeper Richard Kingson manned the post for Doxa in their 4-0 away victory over Alki in the Cypriot First Division.
While Kingson was manning the post for Doxa, Ghanaian pair Yussif Rahman and Mustapha Quanyor also played for Alki.
Nea Salamis eased past AEL Limassol after beating them 2-0. Gerome Agbo played the last 22 minutes for Salamis while Enoch Ebo Andoh played the full 90 minutes for AEL.
Midfielder Isaac Sackey was booked in the 37th minute and replaced just before the restart when his Slovan Liberec side suffered a 4-2 defeat at Slovácko.
Ghanaian defender Dominic Oduro played 77 minutes for AFG who were beaten 1-0 by Nordsjælland on Sunday.
Randers FC and Midtjylland shared the spoils in a 1-1 contest at the MCH Arena. Kolja Afriyie was unused by Midtjylland.
Esbjerg did not used Ghanaian defender Davidson Drobo-Ampem in their 2-1 away defeat to Vestsjælland.
Ghanaian twin brothers of Jeff Mensah and Kevin Mensah both played for Viborg when they squeezed a point from Brøndby after drawing 0-0.
Former Asante Kotoko defender Gideon Baah did not play for Honka FC in their 4-2 win over Lahti.
Ghana international defender John Boye watched from the stands at the Route de la Lorient when his Stade Rennes side drew 2-2 with Valenciennes.
He missed the game because of injury.
Defender Jonathan Mensah has returned to training but did not play for Evian TG who lost 2-1 at home to Guingamp.
Andre Ayew was booked in the 82nd minute and lasted the entire duration of the game for Olympique Marseille who lost 1-0 at OG Nice.
Jordan Ayew warmed the bench for OM.
In the Ligue 2, AS Monaco loanee Dennis Appiah played for Caen who won 2-0 away to Châteauroux.
Karim Bellarabi scored for the second week running for in the Eintracht Braunscheig when they lost 3-2 to Schalke 04 in the German Bundesliga on Saturday.
Kevin-Prince Boateng could return in time to play for Schalke in the game.
In the Bundesliga II, Charles Takyi played 33 minutes for Energie Cottbus who drew 0-0 with Union Berlin.
German-born Marcel Appiah was part of the Arminia Bielefeld that conceded three goals against Aalen on Saturday.
Baba Abdul Rahman was replaced on the 44th minute mark by Greuther Furth who lost 4-2 to St Pauli.
Former Liberty Professionals midfielder Abdul Aziz-Tetteh played full time for Platanias who lost 4-1 to Olympiakos in the Greek Super League.
Former Right to Dream Academy graduate King Osei Gyan scored in the 53rd minute for Viking who lost 4-3 at Tromso.
Adam Kwarasey was the only Ghanaian international in action for Stromsgodset who beat Aalesund 1-0. Razak Nuhu and Bismark Adjei-Boateng were not in the Stromsgodset team.
Vålerenga handed down a 2-1 defeat to Sogndal at their own backyard on Sunday evening. Mahatma Otoo and Gilbert Koomson were unused by Sogndal.
IK Start suffered a home loss after they lost 1-0 to Rosenborg BK. Ernest Asante came off the bench to play 17 minutes for IK Start.
Alhassan Wakaso played the full 90 minutes for Rio Ave in their 3-0 victory over Esperanca de Lagos in the Taca de Portugal.
Sadat Bukari scored the second goal for Astra Guirgui who beat Dinamo Bucure?ti 2-1 in the Romanian top-flight league.
Midfielder Seidu Yahaya also played for Astra.
Sulley Muniru played 81 minutes CFR Cluj in their 1-0 away win over Ceahl?ul Piatra.
Black Stars striker Abdul Majeed Waris watched from the bench as his Spartak Moscow side beat Anzhi 1-0 in an away fixture.
Wakaso Mubarak was not in the Rubin Kazan’ that lost 2-1 at Volga.
Dinamo Moscow humiliated Kuban Krasnodar after beating them 3-1. Rabiu Mohammed missed the game with injury.
Dutch-born Ghanaian hopeful Kevin Luckassen played the last 26 minutes for Ross County in their 2-0 away loss to Kilmarnock.
Ghana’s Richmond Boakye-Yiadom played the last five minutes for Elche FC in their 2-1 away win at Real Betis.
In the Segunda Division, Thomas Partey lasted 60 minutes for Real Mallorca in their 2-0 win over Real Madrid II.
In the Segunda B, goalkeeper Razak Brimah did not play for Guadalajara who beat Granada II 1-0. Youngsters Fatau Mohammed and Richard Boateng played for Granada II but Clifford Aboagye sat on their bench.
Midfielder Paul Quaye played his third game of the season for Espanyol II in their 1-0 reverse at Huracán Valencia.
Åtvidaberg posted a shocking 3-0 win over Helsingborg IF on Sunday afternoon. Mohammed Abubakari played the full 90 minutes for Åtvidaberg same as David Accam also played for Helsingborg.
Emmanuel Dogbe warmed the bench for Åtvidaberg.
Gefle gave their relegation survival a shot in the arm after beating Syrianska FC 2-0. Joachim Adukor played the last one minute for Gefle but Zakariah Abdoullai was unused.
Former Ghana U20 forward Benjamin Fadi was axed from the Malmo FF side that beat Brommapojkarna 2-1.
Nasiru Mohammed played full throttle for BK Hacken in their 0-0 drawn game with Elfsborg.
Samuel Afum came off the bench in the 64th minute to play for BSC Young Boys in their 1-1 draw at Luzern.
FC Sion lost 1-0 at Thun. Ebenezer was brought on by Sion after the break but Ishmael Yartey was unused.
Defender Jerry Akaminko played in central defence and helped Eski?ehirspor to win 2-0 at Elaz??spor on Saturday.
In the Lig. 1, Kwame Karikari played but could score as Samsunspor thumped his side 3-0.
Dominic Adiyiah lasted 83 minutes for Arsenal Kiev who were beaten 2-0 at their own home grounds by Dinamo Kiev.
Emmanuel Clottey came off the bench after 59 minutes to play for Al Dhafra in their 3-0 away win over Al Sharjah.
Dominic Oduro scored Columbus Crew in their 3-2 loss at New England Revolution.
Patrick Nyarko played 88 minutes for Chicago Fire in their home victory over Toronot FC.
Khalif Alhassan was in full-time action for Portland Timbers in their 0-0 draw with Real Salt Lake.
Ghanaian quartet Solomon Asante, Gladson Awako, Daniel Nii Adjei and Yaw Frimpong all played for TP Mazembe in their 1-0 win over Stade de Malien in the CAF Confederations Cup.
Richard Kissi Boateng missed the game due to suspension.
Fred Benson scored a brace for PEC Zwolle in their 6-1 demolition of ADO Den Haag in the Dutch Eredivisie on Sunday morning.
Winger Christian Atsu played the full 90 minutes for Vitesse Arnhem in their 3-2 away win over Heerenveen on Saturday.
Defender Johan Kapperlorf returned from injury to play for FC Groningen as they held PSV Eindhoven to a 1-1 draw.
Kwame Quansah lasted 80 minutes for Heracles Almelo when they drew 1-1 with ten-man NEC. Striker Matthew Amoah came off the bench to play for Heracles.
There was no Edwin Gyasi in the Heracles team.
Youngster Shadrach Eghan played 57 minutes for FC Twente when they held Ajax Amsterdam to a 1-1 draw.
Ghana hopeful Jeffrey Sarpong played full throttle for NAC Breda in their 4-2 away loss to FC Utrecht.
Winger Erixon Danso was not in the Dordrecht team when they beat Emmen 4-2.
Youngster Raymond Gyasi was not in the AZ Alkmaar side when they beat Cambuur 3-1.
Mustapha Yahaya played 23 minutes for Jong Twente in their 4-2 loss at Volendam.