The Bundesliga may be on a break, but many of it's stars have been representing their homelands around the globe: Paolo Guerrero, Claudio Pizarro and Jefferson Farfan (left to right) all played in Peru's 2-0 win over Paraguay.
Hamburger SV star Guerrero (left) netted both goals in the South Americans' 2014 World Cup qualifier.
Timmy Simons of 1. FC Nuremberg scored from the spot to put Belgium in front in their 4-1 victory over Kazakhstan.
Also in Group A, Austria celebrated their first away win in five years. Fittingly it was a player who has been absent from the international scene for some time, 1. FSV Mainz 05's Andreas Ivanschitz (left), who put Marcel Koller's side ahead in their 4-1 victory over Azerbaijan.
Czech Republic, including Michal Kadlec of Bayer Leverkusen and substitute Tomas Pekhart of 1. FC Nuremberg (above), lost 2-0 at home to world champions Spain, but remain in the race for a place at EURO 2012
In Group E the Netherlands continued their march towards the finals with their ninth win from as many games. FC Schalke 04 frontman Klaas-Jan Huntelaar netted the
Denmark have all but secured second spot in Group H thanks to a 4-1 victory against Cyprus. VfB Stuttgart midfielder William Kvist played the full 90 minutes.
Mario Mandzukic travelled to Greece with the Croatia squad. The VfL Wolfsburg striker had a frustrating night...
...in contrast to Theofanis Gekas, the Eintracht Frankfurt striker who netted his 21st international goal whilst flying the flag for Bundesliga 2.
SV Werder Bremen's Sokratis (left) kept it tight at the back for the Greeks, who ran out eventual 2-0 winners.
Eren Derdiyok (centre) was under serious pressure to get a result with Switzerland in Wales. Unfortunately the Bayer 04 Leverkusen striker failed to convert any of the few chances that came his side's way.
Swiss goalkeeper Diego Benaglio (left), who plies his trade with VfL Wolfsburg, twice had to pick the ball out of his net in Cardiff. The 2-0 defeat turned out to be a disappointing debut for Nuremberg's Timm Klose (centre).
There were also several Bundesliga stars in action further afield: Luiz Gustavo (left) made his first start for Brazil in their 1-0 victory in Costa Rica but the FC Bayern Munich midfielder was brought off at the break.
Borussia Dortmund duo Robert Lewandowski and Jakub Blaszczykowski each scored as EURO 2012 co-hosts Poland drew 2-2 in South Korea.
For the 2002 World Cup semi-finalists, VfL Wolfsburg's Koo Ja-Cheol was a breath of fresh air after coming on in the second half.