Wednesday's games produced a staggering 36 goals and just as many memorable images - Goal rounds up the best photos from a compelling night of action.
This was once again evident on a wintery Wednesday night on which Bayern Munich made light of inclement weather conditions in Moscow to rack up a record 10th successive victory in the game's premier club cup competition.
However, as you can see from the wonderful selection of images below, things got even more heated later in the evening, as the Champions League served up a grand total of 36 goals - and nearly just as many magical moments.
Hotting up | Copenhagen supporters light up a freezing Juventus Stadium
Feeling the cold | Keisuke Honda of CSKA Moscow prepares to face Bayern Munich
Out of reach | Joe Hart is unable to stop this strike from Viktoria Plzen's Tomas Horava
Three but not so easy | Benfica snatch a last-gasp 3-2 victory over Anderlecht
Takes two to tango | Juventus defender Jose Martin Caceres gets to grips with Ragnar Sigurdsson
Sing when you're winning | Arturo Vidal nets a hat trick as Juventus beats Copenhagen
Tap dancing | Isco rounds off Real Madrid's victory over Galatasaray with a neat finish
Net buster | Samir Nasri's volley adds to Manchester City's tally
Easy does it | Nani provides a cute finish for Manchester United in their 5-0 win in Leverkusen
Head and shoulders above everyone else | Ibra nets a record-equaling eight goal in the group stages
Cold front | CSKA supporters show their steel despite defeat against Bayern
Head over heels | Douglas Costa's strike against Real Sociedad was more impressive than the celebration
In the shadows | Roberto Mancini faces a Champions League exit
Loyal support | Viktoria Plzen's travelling faithful show their appreciation for their side's efforts
Grey matter | Ryan Giggs, who turns 40 on Friday played a big part in United's triumph