Ivory Coast were outplayed by Algeria, Herve Renard claimed, but still came out 3-1 winners in the Africa Cup of Nations.
Midfielder Joey Barton was furious after yet another away loss for his QPR team in the Premier League.
Barcelona coach Luis Enrique hailed his team's ability to recover from going behind against Villarreal on Sunday.
Numerous injuries have curtailed Milan, but coach Filippo Inzaghi was pleased they fought their way out of a Serie A drought.
Porto thumped Pacos de Ferreira 5-0 on Sunday to keep hold of second position in the Primeira Liga ahead of Sporting Lisbon.
Melbourne City coach John van 't Schip says Josh Kennedy has a chance of being involved in the derby next weekend but is unlikely to start against Melbourne Victory.
Avram Grant heaped praise on his Ghana players after their 3-0 defeat of Guinea in Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final.
Roma must "grit their teeth" if they are to progress in Tuesday's Coppa Italia quater-final with Fiorentina, according to coach Rudi Garcia.
Just two points separate Ligue 1's top three after Lyon could only muster a goalless draw against Monaco on Sunday.
Barcelona and Sevilla prevailed in five-goal thrillers against Villarreal and Espanyol respectively in La Liga on Sunday.
Napoli were the big winners at the top of Serie A this weekend as they beat Chievo 2-1 to close the gap on Roma and Juventus.
Bayer Leverkusen have confirmed Robbie Kruse suffered "serious ligament damage in his left ankle" during Saturday's Asian Cup final.
Barcelona twice came from behind to defeat Villarreal 3-2 in La Liga and move back to within one point of Real Madrid.
Milan grabbed a first win after the Serie A mid-season break as Jeremy Menez starred in a 3-1 win over basement boys Parma.
The Ivory Coast are into the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations after a 3-1 victory over Algeria on Sunday.
Besiktas were thankful for a strange Demba Ba winner as they remained one point behind Turkish Super Lig leaders Fenerbahce.
Southampton will have at least one new player in their ranks when the transfer window shuts on Monday, according to manager Ronald Koeman.
After sacking Stuart Pearce earlier on Sunday, Nottingham Forest have acted quick to appoint Dougie Freedman as their new manager.
Having seen MK Dons take League One's top spot on Saturday, Bristol City responded against Fleetwood Town a day later to reclaim the summit.
Markus Weinzierl continues to work wonders at Augsburg after a 3-1 victory over Hoffenheim keeps them firmly in European contention.