Messi landmark – Lionel Messi scored twice in Barcelona's 2-0 European Champions League win over Ajax to move level with Raul as the competition's all-time leading scorer on 71. Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo is one back on 70.
Ahead of the game – Messi's opening goal for Barcelona in its contest with Ajax was a header -- only the fourth he's scored in that Champions League tally of 71.
Doumbia for City – English Premier League champions Manchester City sank to the bottom of its group after a shock 2-1 home defeat at the hands of CSKA Moscow. Seydou Doumbia (L) scored twice as the Russians registered a first win on English soil.
Toure de farce – To add insult to injury City had two players sent off -- Fernandinho and Yaya Toure. It is now highly unlikely to make it out of the group.
Goezte have it – Bayern cruised to a 2-0 win over Italian side Roma, Mario Goetze (pictured) and Franck Ribery grabbing the goals to send the German side into the last 16.
Gift of the Cav – Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani (bottom) scored inside 54 seconds for PSG as the French champions beat Apoel Nicosia 1-0 in Paris.