There was Japanese joy for Celtic in Scotland, while the prolific Mehdi Taremi was among the goals in Portugal and new Troyes head coach Patrick Kisnorbo delivered a strong start in France.
With the focus now back on domestic action, the-AFC.com looks at how some of Asia’s stars abroad performed across Europe over the past week.
Scotland: Maeda and Furuhashi seal Old Firm point
It was a pair of Japanese stars who stole the headlines in Scotland’s traditional New Year’s clash between Glasgow giants Celtic and Rangers as Daizen Maeda and Kyogo Furuhashi were both on the scoresheet for the Bhoys to secure a point in the Old Firm Derby. .....