By Akyereko Frimpong Manson
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It was a weekend of history making for Ghanaian stars abroad as Karim Bellarabi set a new Bundesliga goal record after scoring for Bayer Leverkusen after just nine seconds of kick off against Borussia Dortmund.
Dutch-born sensation Rodney Antwi also came off the bench to score the match-winner for FC Utrecht at Feyenoord to end their ten-year winless run against them.
David Accam netted a brace for Helsingborg in Sweden while his former Right to Dream Academy team-mate Isaac Telly Shaze also scored in the lower division.
There were also goals for former Heart of Lions man Benjamin Fadi, Samuel Owusu in Saudi Arabia, Koby Arthur in the English four-tier, former Arsenal starlet Abu Ogogo, Bernard Mensah in Portugal and Kevin Luckassen for Slovan Liberec.
GHANAsoccernet.com's Akyereko Frimpong Manson has a comprehensive wrap on how Ghanaian stars performed abroad over the weekend.
YoungsterÂ Fatau MohammedÂ was not in the Granada CF team that defeatedÂ Dep. La Coruna 2-1.
On loan Atletico Madrid midfielderÂ Thomas ParteyÂ played the entire game for Almeria who drew 1-1 with Espanyol.
On Sunday night,Â Derek BoatengÂ sat on the Eibar bench when they cruised to a narrow 1-0 win over Real Sociedad.
Former Asante Kotoko and Ghana U20 midfielderÂ Michael AnabaÂ could not make the Elche first team grades for their trip to Barcelona which ended in a 3-0 loss.
Leicester City slipped to a 2-0 loss at the Stamford Bridge against Chelsea. Ghana defenderÂ Jeffrey SchluppÂ played the entire duration of the game for Leicester.
Ghana starÂ Christian AtsuÂ climbed off the bench to play the last five minutes if the game for Everton who drew 2-2 with Arsenal on Saturday.
In the Championship, Ghanaian-born Norwegian defenderÂ Alexander TetteyÂ set up a goal for Norwich City who beat Ipswich Town 1-0.
Albert AdomahÂ was in full-time action for Middlesbrough who slipped to yet another defeat after suffering a 3-2 home loss.
Crystal Palace loaneeÂ Kwesi AppiahÂ played for Cambridge United who recorded a 2-1 home loss against Morecambe United on Saturday.
Still in the League Two, Birmingham City loaneeÂ Koby ArthurÂ came off the bench to score in the 69th minute for Cheltenham United who beat Tranmere Rovers 3-2.
Former Chelsea youth team captainÂ Nana Ofori TwumasiÂ was not in the Yeovil Town team that drew 1-1 withÂ Scunthorpe.
Former Arsenal youth team graduateÂ Abu OgogoÂ scored a 60th minute goal for Dagenham & Red. United who beat Manfield 2-0.
Black Stars defenderÂ Jonathan MensahÂ started his debut game in the 2014/15 Ligue 1 season for Evian TG who split points with ten-man Paris Saint-Germain on Friday night.
Olympique Marseille recorded their first win of the Ligue 1 after beatingÂ Guingamp 1-0 on Saturday. Ghana wingerÂ Andre AyewÂ played the entire regulation minutes for Marseille.
Jordan AyewÂ was in full-time action for Lorient who succumbed to a 2-0 loss against OSC Lille.
Left-backÂ Dennis AppiahÂ returned to action after his suspension was lifted and helped Caen to beat Stade Reims 2-0 on Saturday.
In the Ligue de National, former Ghana U17 strikerÂ Charles BoatengÂ was booked in the 23rd minute and played the entire 90 minutes for Avranches who beat Epinal 2-0.
Still in the Ligue de National, 21-year-old midfielderÂ Brian AmofaÂ was in full-time action forÂ Strasbourg who held FC Paris to a 1-1 draw on Friday night.
Cambuur kept their unbeaten run intact with a 1-0 away win over Heracles Almelo. Dutch-born former AZ Alkmaar wingerÂ Edwin GyasiÂ was an unused substitute by Heracles.
NAC Breda and FC Twente split points in a 1-1 draw. Ghanaian attackerÂ Kingsley BoatengÂ played 78 minutes for Breda butÂ Shadrach EghanÂ sat on the Twente bench for the entire duration of the game.Â Jeffrey SarpongÂ was unused by Breda.
ADO Den Haag highlighted their impressive form by beating FC Groningen 3-0. Dutch-born Ghanaian defenderÂ Johan KappelhofÂ played in central defence for Groningen.
Rodney AntwiÂ ended FC Utrecht's ten-season winless run against Feyenoord after coming off the bench to score the match-winner in a 2-1 win.Â Elvis ManuÂ played 65 minutes for Feyenoord.
Young defenderÂ Kenny TeteÂ failed to make the Ajax Amsterdam squad in their 3-1 loss against PSV Eindhoven in the Dutch derby.
MidfielderÂ Mohammed YahayaÂ warmed the bench for Jong FC Twente who silenced Almere City 1-0.
Jonathan OpokuÂ lasted 66 minutes for Oss who lost 2-1 at Helmon Sport.
Volendam demolished 9-man Jong Ajax 5-0 to return to winning waves. Ghanaian youngsterÂ Leroy OwusuÂ started and played full throttle for Jong Ajax but compatriotÂ Elton AcolatseÂ was unused.
Maastricht succumbed to a 2-0 lead againstÂ Sparta Rotterdam. Genk loaneeÂ Marvin Ofori-AppiahÂ was unused byÂ Maastricht.
Versatile defenderÂ Marcel AppiahÂ helped NEC Nijmegen to cruise to a 5-1 win over Fortuna Sittard.
YoungsterÂ Bernard MensahÂ scored a double forÂ VitÃ³ria GuimarÃ£es who posted a 3-0 win over newly-promotedÂ Penafiel. The 19-year-old was replaced in the 88th minute.
Sensational attackerÂ Osei BarnesÂ came off the benchÂ PaÃ§os de Ferreira bench in the 30th minute to play against FC Porto in a 1-0 defeat.
Former Lierse SK midfielderÂ Richard OforiÂ was in full-time action forÂ Academica who suffered a 2-1 loss at Maritimo.
Alhassan WakasoÂ returned to Rio Ave to mark his debut in a 5-1 win at Estoril. The junior brother of Black Stars winger went into the referee's pocket on the 20th minute. YoungsterÂ Emmanuel Okyere BoatengÂ warmed the Rio Ave bench.
MidfielderÂ Prince BuabenÂ lasted 56 minutes for Hearts of Midlothian who beat Raith 4-0.
StrikerÂ Samuel OwusuÂ scored in the 44th minute for Al-Shoalah and was sent off in the 45th when they drew 1-1 withÂ Al Khaleej on Friday.
Racing Genk ended their winless run in this season's Pro League with a 3-2 victory over KAA Genk on Friday night. Ghana pairÂ Bennard KumordziÂ andÂ Nana Akwasi AsareÂ played full throttle for Genk and Gent respectively.
Dutch-born defenderÂ Mitch ApauÂ was booked in the 80th minute and completed the game for Westerlo who held Standard Liege to a 2-2 draw against Westerlo.
DefenderÂ David AddyÂ started the match forÂ Waasland-Beveren and played full time when they loss 1-0 at Anderlecht. WingerÂ Frank AcheampongÂ was introduced on the 68th minute by Anderlecht.
Jerry VandamÂ andÂ Abdul Yakinu-IddiÂ conspicuously missed out of the KV Mechelen team that beat Club Brugge 3-1 on Sunday night.
Cercle Brugge recorded their first win of the campaign at the Â expense of Lokeren by beating them 1-0. Belgian-born full-backÂ Denis OdoiÂ was in full-time action whileÂ Eugene AnsahÂ was not in the Lokeren.
Banik Ostrava made it two wins out of two after beatingÂ Brno 1-0. Former Tema Youth and Ghana U20 midfielderÂ Derick MensahÂ played the full 90 minutes for Banik. But strikerÂ Francis NarhÂ missed the game with suspension.
In other games, Dutch-born Ghanaian strikerÂ Kevin LuckassenÂ scored an 88th minute equaliser for Slovan Liberec who drew 2-2 with Teplice. Former Liberty Professionals midfielderÂ Isaac SackeyÂ was in full time action for the Liberec.
Former Asante Kotoko defenderÂ Gideon BaahÂ was booked on the 40th minute and played the entire duration for HJK who beat SJK 2-0.
Kevin-Prince BoatengÂ was in action for Schalke 04 but could not help them avert a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Hannover 96.
Young defenderÂ Baba Rahman AbdulÂ tasted defeat on his Bundesliga debut for Augsburg in a 2-0 loss against TSG Hoffenheim.
Karim BellarabiÂ headlined the Bundesliga over the weekend after scoring the fastest goal in the league's history, netting after just nine seconds of Bayer Leverkusen's 2-0 win at Borussia Dortmund.
In the Bundesliga II,Â Philemon Ofosu-AryehÂ committed a penalty while for Aalen who lost 2-0 againstÂ Darmstadt.
In the Liga 3,Â Evans Owusu NyarkoÂ andÂ Joseph-Claude GyauÂ both started for Borussia Dortmund II who drew 0-0 withÂ Sonnenhof GroÃŸaspach.
In other games,Â Arminia Bielefeld nailed Fortuna Koln 2-0. MidfielderÂ Kwame KusiÂ played for Koln.
Kumasi-born Canadian internationalÂ Randy BonsuÂ played 72 minutes for Stuttgarter Kickers who beatÂ Hallescher 2-1.
Reagy OfosuÂ played 84 minutes forÂ Chemnitzer FC who drew 0-0 with MSV Duisburg.
Black Stars attackerÂ David AccamÂ scored twice for Helsingborg IF who posted a 2-1 win overÂ Mjallby. Ghanaian midfielderÂ Ema BoatengÂ was subbed in the 73rd minute by Helsingborg while former Heart of Lions midfielderÂ Kwame BonsuÂ played 75 minutes forÂ Mjallby.
Godsway DonyohÂ was not in theÂ Falkenbergs team that recorded a 2-1 home loss against Goteborg.
AIK Solna posted a slim 1-0 win over BK Hacken. Ghanaian pair ofÂ Ebenezer OforiÂ andÂ Moro IbrahimÂ lasted the entire duration of the match for AIK butÂ Kwame KarikariÂ was unused by AIK. Â Nasiru MohammedÂ played 74 minutes for Hacken while Bechem United loaneeÂ Augustine OkrahÂ came off the bench to play the last four minutes of regulation time for Hacken.
King Osei-GyanÂ andÂ Joseph BaffoÂ completed the game for Halmstad BK in their 1-1 home stalemate with Elfsborg on Sunday night.
Former Heart of Lions attackerÂ Benjamin FadiÂ scored a 15th minute opener for Varnamo who beat Assyriska 2-1.
In the Superettan, midfielderÂ Reuben AryanaÂ played for GAIS who won 2-0 atÂ Varbergs.
Isaac Telly ShazeÂ scored the fourth goal for Umea FC who beatÂ Skelleftea 4-3 in the Division One.
Ghana defenderÂ Isaac VorsahÂ was not in the Red Salzburg team that hammeredÂ Altach.
Doxa recorded a 2-0 defeat against Ernis on their opening game of the Cypriot top-flight season.Â Livingston AdjinÂ started and completed the game for Doxa but compatriotÂ Albert AhuluÂ sat on the Doxa bench. In the Ernis team was Ghanaian midfielderÂ Mustapha Quanyor.Â
StrikerÂ Richmond Boakye-YiadomÂ was in action for Atalanta who beat Pisa 2-0 in the Copa Italia on Saturday.
Palermo slipped to a 3-0 loss against Serie B side Modena. MidfielderÂ Amidu SalifuÂ came off the bench to play the last 31 minutes of the game for Modena while Swedish-bornÂ Robin QuaisonÂ lasted only the first 45 minutes for Modena. Young midfielderÂ Emmanuel-Prince BeseaÂ could not make the Modena squad for the game.
NeitherÂ Masahudu AlhassanÂ norÂ Isaac CofieÂ was in the Genoa team that beat Virtus Lanciano 2-0.
Emmanuel Agyemang-BaduÂ was serving suspension and missed Udinese's 5-1 thrashing of Ternana on Sunday evening.
Michael EssienÂ andÂ Sulley MuntariÂ both started for AC Milan in their 1-0 triumph over Juventus in the Trofeo TIM Cup whileÂ Kwadwo AsamoahÂ was bench.
In Milan's 2-0 win over Sassuolo,Â EssienÂ maintained his place and played full throttle whileÂ Raman ChibsahÂ also started the game for Sassuolo.
Kwadwo AsamoahÂ played Juventus' 1-0 win over Sassuolo.
Stabaek stunned Stromsgodset after beating 3-2 at their Drammen home grounds.Â Nana BoatengÂ andÂ Adam KwaraseyÂ started the game for Stroms whileÂ Mohammed AbuÂ watched from the stands due to suspension. Boateng was replaced in the 39th minute.
Former Hearts of Oak strikerÂ Mahatma OtooÂ played 74 minutes for Sogndal who slipped to a 1-0 home loss againstÂ Lillestrom.
WingerÂ Ernest AsanteÂ was in full-time action for IK Start who recorded a 4-1 away loss at Odd Grenland.
2007 Ghana U17 captainÂ Paul AddoÂ was in the FK Bryne side that lost 2-1 against Ranheim in the second-tier league on Sunday.
Former Manchester City triallistÂ Enock KwakwaÂ was an unused substitute by ULL/Kisa who lost 3-1 againstÂ Mjondalen.
Eric WardenÂ played 58 minutes for Levidiakos who drew 1-1 with giants Panathinaikos.
ElsewhereÂ Abdul Aziz TettehÂ sat on the bench for ten-man Platanias who suffered a 1-0 loss at Atromitos on Sunday.
Rabiu MohammedÂ was in full time action for Kuban Krasnodar who beat Lokomotiv Moscow 2-1.
NeitherÂ Ishmael YarteyÂ norÂ Ebenezer AssifuahÂ was in the FC Sion team that beatÂ La Chaux-De-Fonds in the Swiss Cup.
In other gamesÂ Samuel AfumÂ played for Young Boys Bern in their slender 1-0 win over Bavois.
In the MLS,Â Dominic OduroÂ helped FC Toronto to a 2-2 draw with Chicago Fire.
Lloyd SamÂ was in action for New York Red Bulls who posted a 4-2 win over Montreal Impact.
Khalif AlhassanÂ was not in the Portland Timbers side that lost 4-2 against Seattle Sounders.
Gershon KwoffieÂ was not in the Vancouver Whitecaps squad when they suffered a 2-0 shipwreck at LA Galaxy.