It was an action-packed day of UEFA Champions League action on Wednesday, as shocks took place, records were broken and plenty of teams found out their fate.
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Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Porto and Paris Saint-Germain have all qualified for the last 16, while Bilbao, APOEL and Ajax are out.
Manchester City could be joining those teams out of the competition at the group stage as the Citizens were beaten 2-1 at home by CSKA Moscow. Plus Chelsea were stunned in Slovenian and Lionel Messi equaled a famous record.
Like I said, busy Wednesday.
Here’s a a roundup of all eight UCL matches, as things are shaping up quite nicely for the final two group games.
Manchester City 1-2 CSKA Moscow – RECAP
City’s nightmare run in Europe continues, as CSKA twice went ahead through Seydou Doumbia after Yaya Toure had equalized. Manuel Pellegrini’s side were then reduced to 9-men late in the game as both Toure and Fernandinho were sent off. City are bottom of the group and the only team without a win as their chances of advancing to the last 16 look pretty slim.
Bayern Munich 2-0 AS Roma
Goals from Franck Ribery and Mario Gotze put Bayern in to the last 16 as Roma put in a much more respectable performance than their 7-1 humbling last time out.
Ajax 0-2 Barcelona
Lionel Messi scored twice to equal Raul’s UCL goal record of 71, as Barca qualified for the knockout stages with a win away in Amsterdam. As for the hosts, their Champions League dream is over.
PSG 1-0 APOEL
Edinson Cavani put PSG ahead within one minute after a lovely flick and volley and that was how it would finish as Les Parisiens qualified for the last 16.
Maribor 1-1 Chelsea – RECAP
A superb strike from Ibraimi put the hosts ahead but Nemanja Matic equalized 15 minutes from time. Eden Hazard had a late penalty kick saved as the Slovenian champions shocked Jose Mourinho’s men. Still work to do for Chelsea to qualify.
Sporting 4-2 Schalke
Islam Slimani scored an own goal to put Schalke ahead in Lisbon, but the hosts equalized through Sarr, then Anderson and Nani scored to make it 3-1. Aogo pulled one back to give Schalke hope but Slimani scored at the right end to give Sporting their first win of the campaign. Things are very, very tight in Group G.
Athletic Bilbao 0-2 FC Porto
The Portuguese side are through to the last 16 with a hard-fought win away in Bilbao. Second half goals from Jackson Martinez and Brahimi were enough to give Porto all three points and send Bilbao out of the tournament.
Shakthar Donetsk 5-0 BATE
Shakhtar beat BATE 7-0 last time out, and this time it was five. Luiz Adriano helped himself to a hat trick to add to his four goals from last time as he leads the UCL in scoring with nine goals so far this season. Darijo Srna and Alex Teixeira put more gloss on the scoreline. Shakhtar are almost through to the last 16, but not quite.