It was a busy Tuesday night in the UEFA Champions League with 22 goals scored across eight games with Arsenal, Barcelona, Olympiakos Piraeus, FC Porto, Valencia and Zenit Saint Petersburg winning their respective matches.
The highlight of the evening was undoubtedly the eight goal thriller between Bayer Leverkusen and Roma in Group E which ended 4-4 at the BayArena.
A brace from Chicharito handed Leverkusen the lead before two goals from Daniele De Rossi saw the teams enter the half time break all-square at 2-2.
Goals from Miralem Pjanic and Iago Falque then handed Roma a two goal lead after the break before goals from Kevin Kampl and Admir Mehmedi four minutes from time saw the game end 4-4.
The result, combined with Barcelona’s 2-0 win over Bate in the other Group E match courtesy of a brace from Admir Mehmedi, sees AS Roma at the bottom of the standings with two points from three games.
Bate are third in Group E with three points from three games while Leverkusen have four points and Barcelona top the standings with seven points.
Goals from Oliver Giroud and Mesut Ozil saw Arsenal grab their first win of the competition in Group F after beating Bayern Munich 2-0 at Emirates stadium.
The result, combined with Olympiakos’ 1-0 victory over Dynamo Zagreb courtesy of a goal from Nigerian Ideye Brown, sees Arsenal move into third place in Group F with three points while Bayern still top the standings with six points.
Olympiakos are in second place with six points as well, but with an inferior goal difference to the German side while Zagreb brings up the bottom of Group F with three points.
Another big winner on the night was Zenit Saint Petersburg who ran out 3-1 victors over Lyon in Group H at the Stadion Petrovskij which took them to the top of the standings with nine points from three games.
The loss for Lyon, combined with Valencia’s 2-1 win over Gent, sees them at the bottom of Group H with one point while the Spanish side is second with six points and Gent third, also with one point.
FC Porto also moved to the top of their Group G with a 2-0 win over Maccabi Tel Aviv at the Estadio do Dragao which leaves the Portuguese side on seven points from three games.
The result, combined with Chelsea and Dynamo Kyiv’s goalless draw, sees Maccabi Tel Aviv at the bottom of Group G with zero points while the London-based club is third with four points and Kyiv second with six points.