Valencia needed a late penalty from former Real Madrid striker Roberto Soldado to salvage a 1-1 all draw against Chelsea in their Champions League group E clash at the Mestalla on Wednesday.
Elsewhere, second placed Bayer Leverkusen defeated Genk 2-0 thanks to goals from Midfielder Lars Bender and former German international Michael Ballack.
In group F, Ghana’s André Ayew struck twice as Marseille thumped German champions Borussia Dortmund 3-0 at the Stade Velodrome.
Didier Deschamps’ men will next entertain Arsenal who edged out Olympiakos 2-1 at the Emirates stadium thanks to goals from Oxlade Chamberlain and André santos.
In group G, defensive midfielder Roman Shirokov scored a brace to hand Russian champions Zenith Saint Petersburgh a convincing 3-1 win over 10-man Porto at the Petrovskiy stadium.
This result sees Luciano Spaletti’s men put pressure on current leaders APOEL who drew 1-1 with Shaktar Donetsk at the Donbass Arena.
In group H, Argentina striker Lio Messi struck twice to become the joint second highest goalscorer in Barcelona’s history as the Catalans hammered Borisov 5-0 at the Dynamo stadium.
So Pep Guardiola’s men are now in the lead with 4 points, just ahead of Italian giants AC Milan who downed Viktoria Plzen 2-0 at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.