In our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com looks at some of the biggest names in football celebrating their birthdays over the coming week, including a Romanian legend and a former Mexico coach.
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.