Benzema brilliance – Karim Benzema's first half finish gave Real Madrid a 1-0 victory over Liverpool and seal its place in the knockout phase.
Ronaldo frustrated – Cristiano Ronaldo failed to shine as he endured a fruitless night against Liverpool. The Portugal star, who has scored 70 Champions League goals, remains one behind all-time leader Raul, who has 71.
Perfect Pirlo – Andrea Pirlo, the magnificently bearded Juventus midfielder, marked his 100th Champions League appearance by scoring a delightful free kick in the 3-2 win over Olympiakos.
Super Sanchez – Alexis Sanchez was on target during a dramatic contest against Anderlecht. The home side had enjoyed a three-goal lead before the Belgian side hit back with three goals of its own. The game finished 3-3.
Rolls Reus – Marco Reus' stunning strike helped Borussia Dortmund book its place in the next round with a 4-1 win over Turkish side Galatasaray.