Mathew Leckie came off the bench to score a winning goal in Germany, while Tim Cahill grabbed an assist in USA and Middlesbrough's Scott McDonald was absent prompting exit rumours.
Firstly in Germany's 2.Bundesliga on Sunday, Mathew Leckie made a stellar impact off the bench, getting on the scoresheet with a fine goal as FSV Frankfurt upset 10-man Hertha BSC 3-1.
Leckie, who is on loan at FSV from Borussia Moenchengladbach, came off the bench on 58 minutes with the scores at 1-1 shortly after Hertha keeper Sascha Burchert had been sent off.
And the Australian made a great impact when he scored on a swift counterattack following a Hertha free-kick, as he raced past a defender and onto a ball forward, touched the ball ahead of himself before calmly slotting beyond substitute keeper Philip Sprint for 2-1 on 63 minutes.
Leckie had helped FSV whind down the clock late on and did brilliantly on the right flank to win a free-kick in the dying stages, with the set piece leading to John Verhoek headed's goal which made it 3-1.
Nikita Rukavytsya wasn't in the Hertha squad due to a calf problem.
In England's League Cup on Saturday, Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray moved to dismiss talk of Scott McDonald being on the way out after he was left out of the side for the 2-1 win away to Bury.
New Boro skipper Rhys Williams played a full game in the victory, however McDonald's absence led to a few journalists to ask questions of Mowbray who denied he was set to leave.
"There's no situation with Scott. I wanted to get Ledesma going today as he's had a big step up and he got himself a goal,” Mowbray said. “Luke Williams looked exciting in the last 20 minutes. Scott just has to get his head down and work hard."
Elsewhere, Aussie keeper Jamie Young made some good saves during the 120 minutes of play but couldn't prove the hero in the penalty shootout as fourth tier Aldershot went down 7-6 on spotkicks to Wolverhampton after a 1-1 draw.
James Meredith put in a full shift as Bradford won 1-0 away to Notts County, while Paddy Kisnorbo warmed the bench as Leeds United eased past Shrewsbury 4-0.
In the Dutch Eredivisie on Sunday, Adam Sarota played a full game in an attacking midfield role as Utrecht started the season with a 1-0 home defeat to Feyenoord. Tommy Oar (knee) and Michael Zullo (groin) were absent.
Elsewhere in the Netherlands, new Socceroos call-up Jason Davidson was an unused substitute as Heracles drew 1-1 with VVV Venlo on Saturday.
In Scotland's Premier League on Sunday, Ryan McGowan played 90 minutes and twice went close with headers as Hearts drew with Edinburgh rivals Hibernian 1-1.
McGowan, who won his own maiden call-up to the senior Socceroos side last week, flashed a header wide early in the second half after Hibs keeper Ben Williams failed to claim David Templeton's corner. The young Aussie also stooped to send another header wide late on too.
McGowan tweeted after the game: “Never played well today but still a decent result! Fans were class yet again.”
In the Coppa Italia on Sunday, Carl Valeri was a 58th-minute substitute, and managed to pick up a booking two minutes after entering the fray, as Sassuolo got past Avellino 1-0.
In Russia's Premier League on Sunday, Socceroo Luke Wilkshire put in a full shift, receiving a 26th-minute yellow card, as Dinamo Moscow lost 2-0 at Rubin Kazan.
In Denmark's Superliga on Sunday, Brent McGrath wasn't in Brondby's squad for the 1-0 home loss to SonderjyskE.
In Korea's K-League on Saturday, Brendan Hamill opened his goalscoring account in his second appearance for new club Seongnam Ilhwa in their 3-2 home loss to FC Seoul.
Hamill, who debuted in midweek, started again on Saturday, levelling the scores at 1-1 on 57 minutes when he ghosted into the box to head home Javier Reina's cross.
The former Melbourne Heart defender was replaced on 77 minutes with Seongnam on their way to victory, before conceding two late goals to lose 3-2.
Elsewhere, Socceroo Matt McKay came off the bench on 59 minutes and dragged a tough chance wide as Busan I'Park drew 0-0 with Alex Wilkinson's Jeonbuk Motors.
Following good work by Han Ji-Ho, McKay attempted a difficult right-foot volley which went wide on 77 minutes. Wilkinson was an unused sub for title contenders Jeonbuk.
Elsewhere, Luke DeVere played a full game as Gyeongnam drew 1-1 away to Daejeon Citizen, while Robbie Cornthwaite put in a full shift in Chunnam Dragons' 4-3 home loss to Pohang Steelers on Sunday. Matt Simon remains out injured.
Adrian Madaschi was an unused sub as Jeju United lost 2-0 to Gwangju, while Eddy Bosnar was absent in Suwon Bluewings' 3-1 victory over Sangju Sangmu.
In Japan's J.League on Saturday, Alex Brosque played a full game while Joshua Kennedy remained out injured as Shimizu S-Pulse beat Nagoya Grampus for the second time in a week, 3-2.
Elsewhere, Jade North was out injured as bottom club Consadole Sapporo produced a shock 2-1 win over leaders Vegalta Sendai.
In China's Super League on Saturday, Daniel Mullen played a full game but was denied a maiden clean sheet due to Leandro Netto's late goal as Dalian Aerbin got past bottom club Henan Construction 2-1.
Elsewhere, Rostyn Griffiths' Guangzhou R&F lost 4-1 at Dalian Shide, while Milan Susak's Tianjin Teda held out Shanghai Shenhua's star strikers for a 0-0 draw. On Friday, Dino Djulbic played a full game as Guizhou Renhe drew 0-0 with Changchun Yatai.
In Qatar's Sheikh Jassim Cup semifinals on Friday, Matt Spiranovic's international card wasn't ready in time for him to take his place as Al Arabi were bundled out after a 3-0 loss to Al Sadd who had ex-Real Madridstriker Raul among the scorers.
In Austria's Bundesliga on Sunday, James Holland played a full game in midfield as Austria Vienna knocked off Admira 1-0.
In Croatia's Prva HNL on Sunday, Steve Lustica came off the bench on 59 minutes with the scores at 2-1, before Hajduk Split ran out convincing 5-1 winners over NK Zagreb.
Finally in USA's MLS on Friday (American time), Tim Cahill provided the assist for one goal and was involved in the build-up for another as New York Red Bulls defeated Houston Dynamo 2-0.