The closing stages of the transfer window usually throws up plenty of surprises and the second one in 2013 edition proved no exception as FIFA.com reveals in its round-up of Monday's last-minute moves.
Coach Lucien Favre and defender Dante are both turning a blind eye to the prospects of European football, despite Borussia Monchengladbach's lofty fourth-placed standings in the Bundesliga.
Bayern Munich fired four unanswered goals past Nurnberg, sealing their eighth straight win at home, while Borussia Dortmund fell to third in the Bundesliga with a 1-1 draw at Stuttgart.
Borussia Dortmund fell five points behind Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich after they were held to a 1-1 draw with Stuttgart.
Stuttgart began their UEFA Europa League campaign with a comfortable victory over Young Boys in Group H.
There were shocks in store for Liverpool and Inter Milan while two big away wins were recorded in an intriguing night of UEFA Champions League action.