It was a positive matchday for the majority of leaders in Europe's nine groups most notably Belgium, while Bosnia-Herzegovina suffered defeat, and both Netherlands and France stumbled on the road.
Group A leaders Belgium won 2-0 away to Scotland to take a big step towards FIFA World Cup qualification, with Steven Defour and Kevin Mirallas scoring their goals.
Malaga's UEFA Champions League run has extended into the quarter-finals after goals from Isco and Roque Santa Cruz put the hosts past Porto 2-1 on aggregate.
The UEFA Champions League group stage began in exciting fashion as big-spending Paris Saint-Germain cruised, with Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund also victorious, while Real Madrid edged Manchester City in a glamour match-up.
Goals at the end of each half proved enough for Porto to open their UEFA Champions League campaign in style with a 2-0 win at Dinamo Zagreb.
A history of trials and tribulations has not stopped Standard Liege from recording ten league titles and six national cups as well as maintaining their place at the forefront of Belgian football.