Bayern Munich and Barcelona reach last 16

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Wednesday night's Champions League produced a moment of history as Lionel Messi drew equal with Raul as the leading goalscorer in the competition's history.

Messi and Raul now each have 71 goals, with Cristiano Ronaldo only one behind, with the former on target twice in a Barcelona victory against Ajax.

This win moved Barcelona into the last 16, and they were not the only team to do so from this round of fixtures...

Group E

FC Bayern Munich (GER) - AS Roma (ITA) 2-0

- Following the ridiculous beating at the Stadio Olimpico, a victory for Bayern Munich in this game did not seem like too tall an order. The Germans showed great stability, and won quite comfortably.

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Roma did stick up on a few occasions, though, and Manuel Neuer got to display his abilities. With this victory, Bayern Munich secured advancement, however, Roma still have every chance to qualify along with them.

Manchester City FC (ENG) - PFC CSKA Moscow (RUS) 1-2

- The Citizens can't seem to shake their UCL ghosts. Yesterday was another great setback for them, and the frustration showed amongst the players on the pitch.

Not only are Manchester City last in their group, they also have to manage without both Fernandinho and Yaya Toure in the next game as a result of their sendings off.

Group F

Ajax (NED) - FC Barcelona (SPA) 0-2

- Barcelona weren't great but, luckily for them, Lionel Messi was. The greatest player in the history of the Champions League showed everyone why he - and no one else - should carry that title.

The collective effort improved in the second half, when Suarez got to play in the middle with Messi on the right wing, but the game is best summarised by the Argentinian's lightning fast feet and brilliant control.

Paris Saint Germain (FRA) - APOEL FC (CYP) 1-0

- Edinson Cavani produced a fine demonstration of strength when he scored the opener in the second minute, despite the goalkeeper's unsatisfying intervention. With this win, PSG are qualified. The only goal left to achieve is the first place in the group.

Group G

NK Maribor (SLO) - Chelsea FC (ENG) 1-1

- After the 6-0 thrashing on Stamford Bridge this game didn't seem it would be much of a competition.

But Maribor fought heroically, though, and made sure that Chelsea's advancement would have to wait for another couple of weeks. Thanks to this point, the Slovenians have a fair chance at qualification, but it's certainly going to be tough.

Sporting Clube de Portgual (POR) - FC Schalke 04 (GER) 4-2

- With a loss Sporting would have been eliminated from the tournament. With a win Schalke 04 would have been in a great position to qualify.

Both teams are now more or less on equal ground, and it's going to be very interesting to follow how they fare against Chelsea. In a situation like this, a point against the Englishmen could mean the difference between advancement and elimination.

Group H

FC Shaktar Donetsk (UKR) - FC BATE Borisov (BLR) 5-0

- After 180 minutes, the scoreboard between these two teams showed 12-0. Luiz Adriano scored eight of them. Even though BATE theoretically still have a chance to advance to the next stage, one can with confidence say that Shakhtar Donetsk their place in the next round.

Athletic Club (SPA) - FC Porto (POR) 0-2

- This tournament has overall been a dark event for Atheltic Bilbao. They have accumulated one point in four matches, and are now knocked out. Porto, on the other hand, are set for the round of 16. Their only remaining quest is to secure their place in the primary seeding pot in the draw.

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