Dejan Lovren put in a good shift for Croatia against a tricky Brazilian attack but he was the defender responsible for "bringing down" Fred in the box and setting up the penalty that proved to be the game-winner for the hosts.
Ander Herrera's return to the Manchester United starting line-up was a brief one with the midfielder playing three matches before breaking a rib against West Ham.
Olivier Giroud may not be fit to play but apparently his writing hand is in working order as he penned a new deal that will keep him at the club through 2018.
Didier Drogba has been ruled out of Chelsea's match against Sporting Lisbon with an ankle injury.
Striker Stevan Jovetic is back in contention for Manchester City after recovering from the thigh injury which he picked up during training while on international duty with Montenegro at the beginning of September.
Christian BENteke took a big step towards a return to first team action after the striker played for over an hour on Monday for the Aston Villa development side marking his first appearance since March with a goal from the penalty spot.
Mixed injury news for Arsenal ahead of their UEFA Champions League home tie against Galatasaray on Wednesday as Jack Wilshere could be available but Aaron Ramsey and Mikel Arteta are ruled out.
West Bromwich Albion are making their move in the table after their second consecutive win comes easy for them, a 4-0 win over Burnley, with Saido Berahino scoring his second brace of the season.
The Arsenal midfield was plunged into crisis on Saturday after Mikel Arteta, Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere all suffered injuries during the North London derby at the Emirates.
A thunderbolt deep into stoppage time from Everton defender Phil Jagielka was enough to share the spoils at Anfield but post-match celebrations were muted by the news that Kevin Mirallas is facing an extended period out due to a thigh injury.
Arsenal were on the front foot for most of the match but needed an Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain equalizer to rescue a point from Spurs in the North London Derby.
Younes Kaboul was everywhere clearing balls, intercepting passes and providing a physical presence as Spurs managed a draw despite enjoying very little possession at the Emirates.