Lionel Messi equalled Raul's record of 71 Champions League goals with a brace to earn Barcelona a 2-0 win over Ajax in Group F.
Fernandinho and Yaya Toure were sent off as Manchester City crashed to a damaging 2-1 loss to CSKA in the Champions League.
The pair were both dismissed in the second half as City struggled to get back into a Group E contest they were anxious to win to revive their campaign.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers needs to explain his team selection against Real Madrid to the fans, UEFA president Michel Platini said on Wednesday.
UEFA is prepared to move the Champions League semi-finals and final to June in 2022 to accommodate a winter World Cup in Qatar, the European body's president Michel Platini has revealed.
Defender Kolo Toure claims being written off against Real Madrid was just the motivation Liverpool's fringe players needed to prove they can provide viable alternatives for Brendan Rodgers.
Jose Mourinho feels a responsibility for Chelsea to perform at their ruthless best in Wednesday night's Champions League Group G clash at Maribor in an ominous warning to his hosts.
Arsene Wenger slammed his players' weak mentality after Arsenal threw away a three-goal lead to draw 3-3 with Anderlecht in the Champions League.