Real Madrid showed exactly why they are European champions and how far Liverpool have fallen down the pecking order with a 3-0 victory in a display which oozed class at Anfield.
Substitute Lukas Podolski netted a dramatic late winner as Arsenal came from behind with two goals in the final two minutes to beat Anderlecht 2-1 and hand manager Arsene Wenger a 65th birthday to remember at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium.
Captain Vincent Kompany is convinced Manchester City will find their stride in the Champions League this season.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard admits he may look back on not signing for Real Madrid when he had the chance as a mistake but insists he would have regretted leaving Anfield far more.
Captain Vincent Kompany claims it is "unacceptable" Manchester City had no fans at their Champions League tie at CSKA Moscow while the home side apparently did.
It was a record breaking evening in the Champions League with 40 goals scored across all the games - watch them all below.
Both Bayern Munich and Shakhtar scored seven each as Chelsea hit Maribor for six.
Ricardo Quaresma struck 15 minutes from time to lift Porto to a 2-1 win over Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday and put the hosts in command of Champions League Group H.