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Goal takes a look at the most eye-catching images for another night of compelling continental action

Sixteen teams were expected to complete their Champions League group stage campaigns on Tuesday evening, yet only 14 succeeded as snow-covered Istanbul prevented Galatasaray and Juventus from finishing their Group B encounter.

It would be a night of mixed emotions as some historic names on the European circuit, such as Benfica, made an early exit from the competition, Cristiano Ronaldo broke another record, and there was a fond farewell to Nelson Mandela paid around the continent.

Below is a collection of some of the very best images taken over the course of another compelling night of Champions League action ...

There were fitting tributes to Nelson Mandela at every Champions League game


Brazilian striker Lima takes a tumble as Benfica beat PSG but fall short of qualification


Mario Gotze helps Bayern Munich into an early 2-0 lead against Manchester City


A severe hailstorm in Istanbul causes the Galatasaray-Juventus game to be abandoned


David Silva starts the City revival at the Allianz Arena


Javier Saviola helps Olympiakos secure a last-16 berth at the expense of former club Benfica


Omer Toprak's solitary strike against Real Sociedad sees Bayer Leverkusen through


Leverkusen's opponents Sociedad finish bottom of the group on just one point

Copenhagen goalkeeper Johan Wiland is congratulated after saving a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty


Ronaldo, though, wasn't to be be denied new record for goals scored in the group stages


James Milner becomes the first Englishman to score for City in the Champions League


Alan Dzagoev's red card proves to be the turning point in CSKA's defeat to Viktoria Plzen


Relief for David Moyes at Old Trafford as Manchester United edge past Shakhtar Donetsk


Viktoria Plzen celebrate earning a place in the Europa League after beating CSKA


Manuel Pellegrini appears to be unaware another goal in Bavaria would secure City top spot

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