It was a night to remember on the international stage for Dutch striker Robin van Persie on Friday.
The Arsenal forward scored four in an 11-0 demolition of San Marino, and admitted it was a joy to play in a free roll as a second-striker behind former Gunners target Klaas Jan Huntelaar.
"This game I had a free role. That was fun. At Arsenal I play as the striker, that's what I do every day."
South Korean striker signing Park Chu-Young also enjoyed a memorable evening, hitting a hat-trick in the 6-0 win over Lebanon.
England winger Theo Walcott was also in impressive form for his country, and whilst the former Southampton starlet didn't get on the scoresheey, he played a part in the third goal of a 3-0 victory.
Aaron Ramsey skippered his country to a 2-1 victory over Montenegro in Euro 2012 qualifying group G, the same as England, whilst Tomas Rosicky started against Scotland for the Czech Republic earlier today (Saturday).
Yossi Benayoun, a loan addition from Chelsea, skippered his side in a 1-0 defeat against Greece, while Bacary Sagna, Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny found themselves on international benches.
Andrey Arshavin impressed in a victory over Macedonia with the Russian side, whilst Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain made an international debut for England U21s on Thursday in a 6-0 win over Azerbaijan.
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