French Ligue 1
In-form Monaco reclaimed top spot in Ligue 1 after an entertaining but narrow 1-0 win over Lorient at the Stade Louis II ahead of next week's trip to Paris.
Claudio Ranieri's men made it four wins from their opening five games thanks to Radamel Falcao who scored his fourth league goal of the season from the penalty spot early on.
A third defeat for the visitors leaves Les Merlus without a point or a goal on their travels so far this season and they are languishing in the bottom half of the table.
Nice are sixth after ending Lille's 100 per cent winning record at home with a 2-0 win under the closed roof of the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.
Two first-half Dario Cvitanich strikes but secured the visitors their first win on the road this season and ensured a place above their opponents in the league table.
The day's other game saw Lyon play out a goalless draw with Rennes.
Russian Premier League
Lokomotiv Moscow reached fourth place in the Russian Premier League table by beating Kuban Krasnodar 1-0.
Dmitri Tarasov (49) scored the only goal of a tight clash at the Lokomotiv Stadium to ensure a third consecutive home victory that made amends for a 2-1 defeat at Zenit St Petersburg last time out.
Anzhi Makhachkala scored twice in the second half to rescue a 2-2 draw at Tom Tomsk.
Jan Holenda gave the hosts the lead on the half-hour mark and Tomsk were two goals to the good when Igor Portnyagin scored a penalty in the 48th minute.
But Anzhi rallied to a point with a penalty from Pavel Solomatin on 52 minutes and Nikita Burmistrov's equaliser in the 64th minute.
Elsewhere, Amkar Perm and Rubin Kazan played out a goalless draw at the Zvezda Stadium that saw home defender Andrei Semenov sent off six minutes from time.
Scottish Premier League
Dundee United moved into the top six of the Scottish Premiership with a clinical display of finishing as they beat Ross County 4-2 at Global Energy Stadium.
Most of the damage was done in the first half as United rattled in three goals without replay after a Gary MacKay-Steven penalty was followed up by strikes from Stuart Armstrong and Ryan Gauld.
Nadir Ciftci added a fourth mid-way through the second half before Ivan Sproule and Rocco Quinn scored consolation goals for County.
Three men were sent off at the Abe Lenstra Stadion as Heerenveen came from behind to beat FC Groningen 4-2 and reach third place in the Eredivisie table.
Groningen's Timo Letschert was the first player to see red in the 11th minute but Mitchell Dijks' dismissal for the hosts on 31 minutes led to the first goal of the day as Nick Van der Velden converted the resulting penalty.
Substitute Yannick Wildschut (52) and Kenny Otigba (55) then fired Heerenveen into the lead before Johan Kappelhof made it 2-2 with 34 minutes remaining.
Alfred Finnbogason scored a penalty in the 72nd minute and, after Tjaronn Chery received his marching orders 12 minutes from time, the Icelandic forward found the space to add a fourth and final goal just before the final whistle.
Struggling Feyenoord had to scrap to avoid a fourth league defeat with Bruno Martins Indi leaving it late to salvage a 3-3 draw at NEC Nijmegen.
Lex Immers (26) and Samuel Stefanik (30) traded goals in the first half with Jean-Paul Boetius (67) and Victor Palsson (69) repeating the trick in the second, but Stefanik fired NEC into the lead for the first time with only 13 minutes left.
With time ticking away, centre-back Martins Indi popped up with his first goal of the season to grab a stabilising point for Ronald Koeman's side.
NAC Breda stunned 10-man Roda JC with a comprehensive 5-1 win at the Parkstad Limburg Stadion.
Roda would lead for less than a minute. Mitchell Donald's 44th-minute goal was swiftly rubbed out by Kees Kwakman before Elson Hooi (66), Mats Seuntjens (70), Stipe Perica (86) and Jeffrey Sarpong (88) plundered the second-half goals.
Frank Demouge was sent off for the hosts in the 71st minute.
AZ Alkmaar ran out easy 3-0 winners over Go Ahead Eagles.
Aron Johannsson converted a 31st-minute penalty with Viktor Elm and substitute Steven Berghuis rubber-stamping the win in second-half stoppage time.
Elsewhere, Steve De Ridder bagged a first-half brace to edge FC Utrecht to a 2-1 win over RKC Waalwijk. Remy Amieux hit the consolation goal on the hour mark.
Helsingborg missed the chance to dislodge Malmo from the top of the Allsvenska table after losing 3-2 at Hacken.
Malmo can now extend their lead to four points with victory over Djurgarden on Monday night after a brace from Simon Gustafsson (28 and 68) and Rene Makondele's 73rd-minute strike rendered goals from Helsingborg duo Peter Larsson (53) and Arnor Smarason (55) irrelevant.
IFK Gothenburg matched Helsingborg on 44 points with a 1-0 victory at Halmstad - Sam Larsson popping up with a last-gasp winner just six minutes after coming off the bench.
AIK, meanwhile, are fourth after being held to goalless draw at home to Kalmar.
Elfsborg registered a second straight win to take fifth place, beating 10-man Norrkoping 4-1 at the Boras Arena.
Johan Larsson (26) and Jon Jonsson (30) threw down the gauntlet in the first half and a red card for Andreas Johansson on the hour mark made things even worse for Norrkoping.
Lasse Nilsson converted the resulting penalty and Niklas Hult (74) made it four before Christopher Telo squeezed in a late consolation.
Elsewhere, Mjallby claimed their first away win of the season at the expense of bottom side Syrianska.
Par Eriksson opened the scoring for Mjallby in the 25th minute and Andreas Blomqvist (83) rescued a 2-1 win after Mattias Mete had equalised 13 minutes from time.
Panathinaikos continue to labour in the Superleague with Abdul Ajagun getting them out of trouble in a 1-1 draw at Platanias on Sunday.
The 20-time champions have won just once this season and Yannis Anastasiou's men were thankful to Ajagun as he bagged with eight minutes left after Thomas Nazlidis had opened the scoring on the stroke of half-time.
Kalloni AEL continue to defy the critics who said they would go straight back down with a 3-1 win at Apollon Smyrni leaving them second.
Georgios Manousos, Climaco Leandro and Marcelo Goianira all scored before Antonis Petropoulos' last-minute penalty.
Aris Thessaloniki picked up their first point of the season as they drew 1-1 with Levadiakos.
The well-travelled Olivier Kapo put Levadiakos ahead but Chigozie Udoji equalised. Leva ended with 10 men after Emmanuel Kone saw red.
The day's two other games also ended 1-1.
At the Theodoros Vardinogiannis Stadium OFI Crete were rescued by Alexandros Perogamvrakis after Navarro Ximo had put Asteras Tripoli in front, while Igor and Vasilis Lampropoulos traded goals as Panionos and Panthrakikos shared the spoils.
Turkish Super Lig
Besiktas made it four wins from four at the start of the new Super Lig season with a 3-0 victory at Bursaspor.
Hugo Almeida fired the league leaders into a 14th-minute lead before further strikes by Tomas Sivok (37) and Julien Escude (64) made sure of the points.
Elazigspor are up to third place after defeating Konyaspor 2-0 thanks to goals by Ahmet Gork (10) and Deniz Yilmaz (35), while Genclerbirligi and Kayserispor shared a 1-1 draw.
Diego Biseswar put Kayserispor ahead in the 48th minute but Nemanja Tomic snatched a point for Genclerbirligi when he fired home in stoppage time.
Sivasspor were made to fight all the way before securing a 3-2 win at home to 10-man Eskisehirspor.
The visitors went ahead after seven minutes through Diomansy Kamara but John Utaka cancelled that out just two minutes later.
Manuel da Costa put Sivasspor ahead in the 48th minute only for Veysel Sari (58) to make it honours even again, but the game went away from Eskisehirspor when Erkan Zengin saw red for a second caution after 64 minutes, and the hosts made sure of the win when Aatif Chahechouhe netted nine minutes later.
Brondby managed to win a first Superliga game at the eighth time of asking to leave the bottom of the table.
The 10-time Danish champions had lost four and drawn three in a dismal start to the new season but a 2-1 victory over Odense saw them leapfrog Nordsjaelland, for the time being at least.
Martin Ornskov Nielsen opened the scoring in the 36th minute before Emil Larsen equalised on the hour mark. Substitute Ferham Hasani got Brondby over the line with a winner on 66 minutes but they could fall back a place on Monday night if Nordsjaelland can beat leaders Midtjylland.
At the other end of the table Vestsjaelland closed to within a point of second-placed Aalborg with a 2-0 win against Randers.
Marc Dal Hende made the breakthrough in the 51st minute and Dennis Sorensen gift-wrapped the points with a goal eight minutes from time.
Viborg are fifth after Babajide Ogunbiyi's first-half goal settled a 1-0 win at Aarhus.
Belgian Jupiler Pro League
Standard Liege continued their 100 per cent start to the Jupiler Pro League season with a 4-2 win at KV Oostende as Michy Batshuayi stole the show with a hat-trick.
Guy Luzon's men have now won seven from seven and lead by four points, with all the damage in this clash done before half-time.
Oostende did actually lead through Laurent Depoitre (13) but after that it was one-way traffic.
Imoh Ezekiel levelled and then Batshuayi scored twice in seven minutes to take his tally for the season to seven.
Denis Dessaer would later pull one back on the hour but by then Batshuayi had rounded off his treble, with the 19-year-old showing further that Christian Benteke and Romelu Lukaku are not the only strikers coming out of Belgium.
In the day's other game, Genk got the better of Zulte-Waregem 5-2.
Former Leeds loanee Habib Habibou put Zulte ahead (two), before Ilombe M'Boyo equalised (38).
The same man then scored from the spot (69) and a two-minute double from Jelle Vossen wrapped it up.
Eden Hazard's brother, Thorgan, dragged one back from the spot, but Genk had the last word with a third penalty of the night, Julien Gorius the scorer.