Spanish side Valencia thumped Bayer Leverkusen 3-1 in their Champions League group E clash while Chelsea missed the chance to extend their lead as they drew 1-1 with Racing Genk.
In group F, Borussia Dortmund defeated Olympiacos 1-0 thanks to an incredible strike from forward Kevin Großkreutz while current leaders Arsenal were held to a frustrating goalless draw by Marseille at the Emirates Stadium.
In group G, Belgium’s Nicolas Lombaerts scored just before half-time to hand Russian champions Zenith saint Petersburgh a narrow 1-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk while APOEL stunned FC Porto.
Argentina striker Lio Messi scored his 200th goal for Barcelona as the Catalans hammered Viktoria Plzen 4-0. This result sees Pep Guardiola’s men hold on to their lead just ahead of AC Milan.