Messi brace equals record
Lionel Messi scored twice to draw even with Raul Gonzalez as the Champions League's all-time leading scorer yesterday when Barcelona won 2-0 at Ajax to advance to the knockout stage along with group leaders Paris Saint-Germain, which beat Apoel 1-0.
Bayern Munich also progressed, beating Roma 2-0 to maintain their perfect record, while Porto won by the same scoreline at Athletic Bilbao to join them in the next round.
It was a miserable night for English sides with nine-man Manchester City losing 2-1 at home to CSKA Moscow to fall bottom of Group E and Chelsea missing a penalty in a 1-1 draw at Maribor.
Sporting Lisbon blew that group wide open as they came from behind to beat Schalke 4-2.
Luiz Adriano scored a hat-trick to help Shakhtar Donetsk humiliate BATE Borisov 5-0.