FIFA.com met up with with Christian Gourcuff, who has left his imprint on Lorient like no other coach in the last 30 years, guiding the French club from amateur status to Ligue 1.
Javier Pastore and Christophe Jallet each scored in a 2-0 triumph for Paris Saint-Germain over Lyon, moving the big spenders three points clear at the top of Ligue 1.
In our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names from Planet Football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.
Arsenal secured a 3-1 aggregate win over Udinese to book their place in the UEFA Champions League group stage, while Benfica and Lyon saw off Twente and Rubin Kazan respectively.
Bakari Kone rescued a point for Lekhwiya and maintained their five-point lead in the Qatar Stars League with a 1-1 draw against Al Arabi, while Al Wakra claimed a 5-2 win over Al Siliyya.
FIFA.com’s regular look at league action across Asia this week takes in the latest from Iran, Qatar, Australia, Saudi Arabia and Jordan in what proved to be a mixed weekend for the respective leaders.