No choke from Schalke but tears from Higuain - Wednesday's Champions League in pictures

After another eventful evening of highs and lows, the number of Champions League contenders was whittled down to 16 and we take a look back at how all of the drama unfolded.
Goal takes a pictorial look at a day of contrasting emotions in the Champions League as AC Milan and Schalke book their places in the knockout stages, while Juventus and Napoli are dramatically forced to settle for a place in the Europa League.

Following Tuesday's postponed game, Galatasaray edges Juventus in a lunchtime kickoff

Schalke and Basel duke it out in Gelsenkirchen for a place in the knockout stages

The supporters of Marseille reveal their own tribute to Nelson Mandela at the Velodrome

A fiery encounter at San Siro as European giants AC Milan and Ajax go head to head

Mark Schwarzer, 41, becomes the oldest Champions League debutant in history

Chelsea captain John Terry flies into a challenge on Steaua Bucharest's Federico Piovaccari

Souleymane Diawara equalizes for Olympique de Marseille against Borussia Dortmund

Demba Ba directs the ball home from close range to give Chelsea the lead

Diego Costa rounds Helton to add a second goal for Atletico Madrid against Porto

Austria Vienna end its nation's run of 12 years without a Champions League victory

Ajax can't take advantage of the extra man as AC Milan goes through to last 16 with a 0-0 draw

Agony as Napoli crashes out despite beating Arsenal and finishing the group with 12 points

Joy for Neymar as he finds his Champions League shooting boots with a treble against Celtic

Georgios Samaras and Gerard Pique embrace after Celtic's 6-1 drubbing at Camp Nou

Leading light Dortmund takes top spot in Group F after beating Marseille