Mick McCarthy's fringe XI did the job for the Republic of Ireland in a 3-1 friendly win over New Zealand in Dublin.
Riqui Puig showed evidence of his class as Barcelona beat Cartagena 2-0 in a charity match on Wednesday.
Marcos Acuna impressed in Argentina's thrashing of Ecuador and Lucas Alario applauded his performance.
Ecuador were no match for Argentina on Sunday, as Lionel Scaloni's La Albiceleste claimed a comfortable 6-1 friendly win in Elche.
Republic of Ireland secured a 3-1 friendly win over Bulgaria as a trio of players opened their accounts on the international stage.
Vinicius Junior had been in line for a Brazil debut against Colombia, but Tite decided taking Neymar off would have been counterproductive.
The Madagascar Football Association has withdrawn its national team from a planned friendly on Saturday against South Africa.
Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey made his first appearance in Saturday's friendly win over Triestina.
Real Madrid's pre-season finished with a penalty shoot-out defeat to Roma after a 2-2 draw in which Gareth Bale returned to action.
Gareth Bale made the trip to Rome as he prepared to play for Real Madrid for the first time since a move to China fell through.