Sergio Aguero

The big stars of the day are both from Argentina. A hat trick from Lionel Messi helped Barcelona win against APOEL Nicosia, while he became the top scorer in the history of the Champions League. Sergio Aguero also scored three times, helping Manchester City turn the tables on Bayern Munich and keep their hopes of qualifying alive.

Group E

CSKA Moscow 1  Roma 1: A late equalizer from Vasili Berezutski kept CSKA in the running to qualify for second place, following a fantastic free kick from Francesco Totti.

Manchester City 2  Bayern Munich 3: Exactly the result Manchester City needed, coming from behind to win in the 91st minute. Sergio Aguero scored the opener, but goals from Xabi Alonso and Robert Lewandowski turned it around before half time. A terrible mistake from Alonso allowed Aguero to equalize, and he scored the winner through another breakdown of the Bayern defense.

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
Germany Bayern Munich5401134+912
Italy Roma5122812−45
Russia CSKA Moscow5122610−45
England Manchester City512278−15

Group F

APOEL 0  Barcelona 4: A celebration for Lionel Messi, scoring a hat trick and becoming the top scorer in the history of the Champions League a few days after becoming the greatest scorer in the history of the Spanish La Liga.

PSG 3  Ajax 1: Another comfortable win for the top team in this group, taking the lead through Edinson Cavani. Davy Klaassen equalized, but Ibrahimovic and Cavani again made sure Ajax left with a bad taste in their mouth.

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
France Paris Saint-Germain541094+513
Spain Barcelona5401124+812
Netherlands Ajax5023410−62
Cyprus APOEL501418−71

Group G

Schalke 0  Chelsea 5: Chelsea’s most impressive win in Europe this season to clinch a spot in the next round through first place. Ramires, Willian, Didier Drogba, John Terry and a weird own goal by Jan Kirchhoff did the job.

Sporting 3  Maribor 1: A match that got a bit long because of the lights going out, but in the end Sporting find themselves in second place with Nani, Carlos Mane and Islam Slimani scoring the goals for Sporting. Jefferson scored an own goal to make things interesting.

 

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
England Chelsea5320142+1211
Portugal Sporting CP5212119+27
Germany Schalke 045122814−65
Slovenia Maribor5032412−83

BATE 0  Porto 3: Porto clinch the top spot in the group with another convincing win, with Hector Herrera scoring the first goal before setting up both Jackson Martinez and Cristian Tello with goals of their own.Group H

Shakhtar 0  Athletic Bilbao 1: Mikel San Jose scored in the 68th minute to make it possibly the most unexpected result of the day, but Shakhtar are through to the next round anyway.

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
Portugal Porto5410153+1213
Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk5221143+118
Spain Athletic Bilbao511336−34
Belarus BATE Borisov5104222−203
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