The resumption of domestic football around Europe saw many big-name deadline-day transfers handed maiden starts for their new clubs but who made the biggest impact?
Domestic football resumed across Europe this weekend and saw many big-name summer signings make their bow for their new clubs.
In the Premier League, Mesut Ozil impressed in Arsenal's 3-1 win over Sunderland, assisting Olivier Giroud's opener, while the Gunners' north London rivals were treated to a silky display by Christian Eriksen, the Dane laying on the pass for Gylfi Sigurdsson's first goal.
At Goodison Park, Everton stunned Chelsea, winning 1-0 with Gareth Barry in particular, impressing for his new club. The midfielder was neat and tidy, aggressive in the tackle, and prevented Samuel Eto'o - another debutant - breaking the deadlock as he blocked the Cameroonian's tap-in into an empty net from six yards.
Eto'o had a number of chances for Jose Mourinho's side but headed over his best opportunity in the early stages. His movement kept the Everton back line on their toes and he almost saw Ramires turn in his clever pass but ultimately the 32-year-old tasted defeat on his Premier League bow.
Elsewhere in England, Marouane Fellaini made his first appearance for Manchester United, coming off the bench to help secure three points against Crystal Palace. The Belgian drew Julian Speroni into a good save with a powerful volley.
Steven Jovetic finally made his league debut for Manchester City, starting up front with Alvaro Negredo but failed to make an impact as Manuel Pellegrini's side drew 0-0 at Stoke. City.
In Italy, Kaka stepped out in the black and red of AC Milan for the first time since returning to the San Siro but played 70 minutes in Turin. The Brazilian watched from the bench as Mario Balotelli made it 2-2 in the 96th minute but reports on Monday suggest that he may have sustained a thigh injury in the meeting with Torino.
Gareth Bale got his Real Madrid career off to a great start as he turned Dani Carvajal's low cross beyond Sergio Asenjo to pull the Blancos level but ultimately Carlo Ancelotti's side would leave El Madrigal frustrated at only picking up a point in a 2-2 draw.
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