Flying the flag
Hat-trick hero: After his sending off in the Matchday 2 hammering at FC Bayern Munich, VfB Stuttgart striker Vedad Ibisevic
The flying Dutchman: Bayern's wing wizard Arjen Robben was a constant threat as Louis van Gaal's Holland - who also had Schalke 04's Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Borussia Moenchengladbach's Luuk de Jong on the bench - picked up a 2-0 win over Turkey.
Robben's partner in crime at FC Bayern , Franck Ribery (l.), proved a tricky customer for Gladbach and Finland midfielder Alexander Ring (r.)...
Finland went on to lose the game 1-0, but it could have been so different had Schalke's Teemu Pukki not squandered his side's best opportunity in the first half.
Szalai sandwich: Yet to score in the Bundesliga this season, 1. FSV Mainz 05 forward Adam Szalai (l.)
Like Group D counterparts Hungary and Holland, Romania began on a high, with Schalke 04
Marica's club mate Kyriakos Papadopolous cut a relieved figure at full time, having
FC Bayern striker Mario Mandzukic (l.) joined Borussia Dortmund's Ivan Perisic in the starting eleven as Croatia laboured to a slender 1-0 victory over Macedonia.
Tenacious: Mainz 05's midfield battle axe Eugen Polanski went into the book during
Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski and Lukasz Piszczek were also involved, but it was Jakub Blaszczykowski who found the net in a topsy-turvy 2-2 draw.
Marching orders: Switzerland were already home and hosed by the time Schalke 04 midfielder
Hamburger SV's Czech international Petr Jiracek (l.) and VfB Stuttgart's Danish international William Kvist (r.) were in action on Saturday night,