Arsenal responded from their 3-1 home loss against Aston Villa in their English Premier League opener with a 3-0 win on the road at Fenerbahce while Miroslav Stoch's second-half goal helped PAOK draw Schalke.
Lyon's Argentinian forward Lisandro Lopez has been released to sign with Qatari outfit Al-Gharafa while retired Czech international defender Tomas Ujfalusi has returned home to play for Sparta Prague.
Winner of the FIFA Puskás Award for the best goal of 2012, Miroslav Stoch of Fenerbahce and Slovakia spoke to FIFA.com about receiving the prize, which is voted for by fans.
Lionel Messi collected a record-breaking fourth consecutive title of best player in the world when he was awarded the 2012 FIFA Ballon d’Or, while US player Abby Wambach claimed her first FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year award.
Miroslav Stoch speaks to FIFA.com about his career thus far, his amibitions for Fenerbahce and Slovakia, and his bid to win the FIFA Puskás Award.
Three names are in the frame to win the highly coveted Puskás award for the best goal of 2012: Falcao, Neymar and Stoch. Now it's up to FIFA.com users to decide who claims the prize by voting for the best goal.