[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Barcelona (which got a hat trick from Lionel Messi in its 4-0 win over Viktoria Plzen) and AC
Milan (which settled for a 1-1 tie with BATE Borislov) became the first teams to clinch berths in the knockout stage of the UEFA Champions League. Cypriot champion APOEL continued its improbable run
atop Group G, beating Porto, 2-1, in a wild finish that saw Hulk equalize for Porto in the 89th minute and fellow Brazilian Gustavo Manduca win the game for the Nicosia team a minute later.
Genk 1 Chelsea 1
Scorers: Jelle Vossen 61; Ramires 26.
Valencia 3 Bayer Leverkusen 1.
Scorers: Jonas 1, Roberto Soldado 65, Adil Rami 75; Stefan Kiessling 31.
Arsenal 0 Marseille 0.
Borussia Dortmund 1 Olympiakos 0.
Scorer: Kevin Grosskreutz 7.
Zenit St. Petersburg 1 Shakhtar Donetsk 0.
Scorer: Nicolas Lombaerts 45+1.
APOEL Nicosia 2 Porto 1.
Scorers: Ailton 42 pen., Gustavo Manduca 90; Hulk 89.
BATE Borisov 1 AC Milan 1.
Scorers: Renan Bressan 55 pen.; Zlatan Ibrahimovic 22.
Viktoria Plzen 0 Barcelona 4.
Scorers: Lionel Messi 24pen, 45+2, 90+2, Cesc Fabregas 72