Club football on the European scene came to life this week with the Champions League kicking things off on Tuesday and following up with more action on Wednesday as the continent's biggest teams squared off.
Thursday brought about even more talking points, with several more clubs coming to the fore in the Europa League to provide their own dose of entertainment.
Below is a round-up of the big matches, as well as all of the full-time results.
AC Milan's new signing Andre Silva was certainly the one to watch against Austria Vienna. The Portuguese scored a hat-trick on the night, with his three goals sandwiched between strikes from
Silva's feat made him the first player to score three goals in a single game for Milan since Kaka 11 years ago.
André Silva is the first player to score a hat-trick for AC Milan in European competition since Kaka in in 2006.— Squawka Football (@Squawka) September 14, 2017
3,970 days between them. pic.twitter.com/fI7yiCf0sT
Full Results Table
|Slavia Prague||1 - 0||Maccabi Tel-Aviv|
|Villarreal||3 - 1||FC Astana|
|Dynamo Kiev|| 3 - 1||Skenderbeu Korce|
|Young Boys|| 1 - 1||Partizan Belgrade|
|Istabul Basaksehir||0 - 0||Ludogorets Razgrad|
|TSG Hoffenheim|| 1 - 2||Braga|
|Austria Vienna||1 - 5||AC Milan|
|Rijeka||1 - 2||AEK Athens|
|Apollon Limassol||1 - 1||Lyon|
|FC Copenhagen||0 - 0||Lokomotiv Moscow|
|FC Zlin||0 - 0||Sheriff Tiraspol|
|FCSB||3 - 0||Viktoria Plzen|
|Hapoel Be'er||2 - 1||FC Lugano|
|Red Star Belgrave||1 - 1||BATE Borisov|
|Guimaraes||1 - 1||FC Salzburg|
|Marseille|| 1 - 0||Konyaspor|
|FC Zorya Luhansk||0 - 2||Ostersunds FK|
|Hertha Berlin||0 - 0||Athletic Bilbao|
|Vitesse Arnhem||2 - 3||Lazio|
|Real Sociedad||4 - 0||Rosenborg|
|Vardar|| 0 - 5||Zenit St Petersburg|
|Arsenal|| 3 - 1||FC Cologne|
|Atalanta|| 3 - 0||Everton|
|Zulte Waregem|| 1 - 5||Nice|
Dutch boys Vitesse Arnhem put up quite the fight against Lazio, opening the scoring and then taking the lead after the Serie A side had equalised. But
Only Arsenal could be bullied into letting 20 thousand FC Koln fans in the Home End & be 1-0 down in the 10th minute.— AC (@TacticalAC) September 14, 2017
Jhon Cordoba pounced on a mistake to put the visitors ahead in the ninth minute of the match, but Sead Kolasinac put the Gunners back level just four minutes after coming on in the second half.
Arsene Wenger's men would eventually pull clear after Alexis Sanchez blasted in a shot from outside of the box in the 67th minute. And Hector Bellerin's 81st minute goal put the icing on the cake for the Londoners, compounding the misery of the travelling support.