Watch: Dzeko, Ljajic score weekend's finest goals around Europe
Top three goals of the week
Edin Dzeko (Roma): The in-form Bosnian forward delivered a fantastic strike from the edge of the area vs. AC Milan.
Adem Ljajic (Torino): It takes something special to beat Gigi Buffon from this sort of distance and Ljajic came up with the goods with this marvelous free kick in the Turin derby.
Marco Verratti (PSG): Was it controversial? Yes. Was Julian Draxler offside and blocking the keeper? Yes. Still a brilliant strike from distance? Yes.
Top three players of the week
Patrice Evra (Marseille): The defender scored his first Ligue 1 goal since March 2003 with a low diving header to convert Dmitri Payet’s cross for the winner against Nice.
Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City): Two assists and a goal for the City midfielder in the 5-0 win over Crystal Palace. The Belgian has not been on top form this season, but this was better.
Anthony Modeste (FC Cologne): Two more goals for Modeste in the crazy 4-3 win over Werder Bremen takes him to 25 for the season. He even celebrated his second goal with a gentle embrace with Cologne’s goat mascot Hennes VIII.