The performance of the week came from Newcastle, who overwhelmed Royal Antwerp 5-0 in Belgium.
Arsenal scored a goal, almost seven hours after their last, and added two more against Omonoia Nicosia. Chelsea returned to European competition after 23 years away and won 4-2. Dundee United had to come from behind to beat Tatran Presov, from Slovakia, 3-2.
Jack Rowell decided that being a full-time chief executive of Dalgety was incompatible with being the unpaid, part-time, manager of England's rugby union side - so he left the massive food conglomerate.
Baseball's negotiations stalled, ensuring there would be no World Series for the first time since 1904.