Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain both danced to 5-0 victories as Manchester City, Manchester United and Real Madrid also won on a night in which Messrs Aguero, Ibrahimovic, Kiessling, Ribery, Ronaldo and Rooney starred.
Paris Saint-Germain welcomed David Beckham to the French capital with an emphatic 4-0 rout of 10-man Toulouse that provisionally pushed the title favourites three points clear at the top of Ligue 1.
Christophe Jallet speaks to FIFA.com about his late rise to prominence, captaining Paris Saint-Germain, competition from Gregory van der Wiel, the brilliance of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and breaking into the France squad.
All 53 European member associations will be involved in the first round of FIFA World Cup preliminaries this Friday and Saturday as the road to Brazil begins in the Old Continent.
Big-money French capital side Paris St Germain have completed the signing of Gregory van der Wiel from Ajax on a four-year deal.
With the transfer window coming to a close, FIFA.com posted a live round-up of the main events. Click here to read about the major moves and the drama of deadline day.