Turkish Super Lig
Defending champions Galatasaray opened up their new season with a 2-1 win over Gaziantepspor.
Wesley Sneijder, who has fallen out of favour with his national side at the moment, found comfort at his club with an eighth-minute opener, while Burak Yilmaz added a 51st-minute penalty.
Muhammet Demir pulled one back for the visitors (75) but it was not enough.
Elsewhere, Sefa Yilmaz scored the only goal nine minutes after the half-time break as Kayserispor beat Sivasspor 1-0 at the Kadir Has Stadium.
Olympiacos made the ideal start to the defence of their Superleague crown with a 1-0 win at recently promoted Kalloni AEL.
The reigning Greek champions had to wait until the 61st minute to break the scoring at the Mytilene Municipal Stadium, with Giannis Maniatis finding the net.
Though they failed to score again, Maniatis' effort proved more than enough against Kalloni, who finished third in the Football League last season.
Helsingborg's hopes of returning to a share of the Allsvenska lead were dashed tonight as they lost 4-3 at Mjallby.
The scoreline did not do justice to how convincingly Roar Hansen's men were beaten either, with two injury-time goals adding a flattering tint to the scoreline.
Starting out, Helsingborg knew a win would draw them back level with Malmo, but they were on the back foot from the moment Par Eriksson scored in the opening minute.
Eriksson made it two 35 minutes in, and although David Accam pulled one back (56), the procession continued as Daniel Ivanovski slotted in a third.
Accam then saw red (76) and New Zealander Craig Henderson made it four, before the visitors' late show, which saw both Peter Larsson and Alvaro Dos Santos find the net.
There was similar drama at the Friends Arena as AIK left it late to see off Atvidaberg 3-2.
Nabil Bahoui opened things up for AIK in the 22nd minute, and restored their lead (68) after Imad Zatar's equaliser.
Ricardo Santos would level for the visitors once more, though, leaving Henok Goitom to take the glory with an injury-time winner.
A last-gasp goal from Viktor Lundberg saw Randers come from behind to clinch a 3-2 win over Esbjerg which lifts them up to third in the Danish Superliga.
In what was a repeat of last season's league cup final, which Esbjerg edged 1-0, it was the visitors who again took the lead thanks to a 17th-minute goal from Jonas Knudsen.
Randers eventually got on the scoresheet through Jonas Borring after 67 minutes, only to concede again two minutes later to Mick van Buren.
But Colin Todd's men dug deep and Ronnie Schwartz equalised 10 minutes from time before Lundberg's late heroics snatched the points.
The win moves Randers just one point behind second-placed Esbjerg, who slipped to their second loss of the new season.
Russian Premier League
Four second-half goals sent Rostov two points clear at the top of the Russian Premier League as they beat Volga Nizhny Novgorod 4-0.
Spartak Moscow had led the way going into kick-off at Olimo-2, but that was quickly redressed as Rostov maintained their unbeaten start.
Zhano Ananidze, on loan from Spartak, scored his first for the club (50) and then Belarus international Timofey Kalachev added a second (68).
Further joy was had through another Spartak loanee, Artem Dzjuba, and Byung-Soo Yoo wrapped things up with three minutes left.