Just like a month ago, a new England managerial era opened with a win on Saturday. In World Cup qualifying, it's two wins out of two -- with two different managers.
It didn't take long for Cristiano Ronaldo to give Portugal the boost it needed in European qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.
Brazil and Uruguay scored easy victories to maintain their lead at the top of South America's 2018 World Cup qualifying tournament on Thursday as Chile lost ground after crashing to defeat in Ecuador.
Spain appeared to have started its new era better than Italy but the Azzurri maintained their unbeaten home record in World Cup qualifiers with a 1-1 draw in Turin on Thursday.
Thirty years after Diego Maradona's goal of the century, West Ham winger Dimitri Payet wound back the clock with a brilliantly executed solo goal on Saturday evoking memories of the Argentina great.
Walker Zimmerman scored in the first half to help FC Dallas beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 1-0 on Saturday night to remain atop the MLS standings.
David Villa scored his 20th and 21st goals of the season and New York City FC beat the Houston Dynamo 2-0 on Friday to take the Eastern Conference lead.
Wayne Rooney finally made a difference for Manchester United this season, setting up Zlatan Ibrahimovic's goal two minutes after being summoned off the bench to help them beat Ukraine's Zorya Luhansk 1-0 in the Europa League on Thursday.
Toronto FC regained the Eastern Conference lead after holding on for a 0-0 draw against Orlando City despite giving up a one-man advantage for the last 20 minutes Wednesday after Tosaint Ricketts picked up a second yellow card.
Russian club FC Rostov is likely to face a UEFA disciplinary case for fan racism after a banana was thrown onto the field during a Champions League game against PSV Eindhoven.