Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are set to resume their annual battle for the Ballon d'Or after both were named in the list of 30 nominees for the 2016 award on Monday.
Lionel Messi scored a hat trick in a sensational display as Barcelona beat Manchester City 4-0 at the Camp Nou on Wednesday.
Bayern Munich won for the first time in four games as Joshua Kimmich's scoring run continued in a 4-1 success over PSV Eindhoven.
Angel Di Maria scored his first goal of the season to put Paris St Germain on course for a 3-0 Champions League win over Basel.
A Mesut Ozil hat trick spearheaded Arsenal's 6-0 Champions League demolition of Ludogorets at the Emirates Stadium.
Yannick Carrasco scored the only goal of the game as Atletico Madrid maintained their 100 percent record in Champions League Group D with a 1-0 win at Rostov.
Celtic's Champions League aspirations were blown apart by Borussia Monchengladbach, who were more than worth their 2-0 win at Parkhead.
Under-fire Dynamo Kiev boss Sergei Rebrov saw his side suffer a 2-0 home defeat to Benfica to leave their Champions League hopes in tatters.
Vincent Aboubakar's header four minutes from time earned Besiktas victory at Napoli as the Turkish side edged a Champions League thriller 3-2.
Juan Cuadrado snatched victory for 10-men Juventus with the only goal in Lyon but the Italians had inspirational goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon to thank for keeping them top of Group H.
Riyad Mahrez fired Leicester to the brink of the Champions League knockout stages after a 1-0 victory over FC Copenhagen.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang set Borussia Dortmund on their way to a 2-1 win in Lisbon against Champions League rivals Sporting at Estadio Jose Alvalade to keep them top of Group F.
Bayer Leverkusen and Tottenham Hotspur shared the spoils in a goalless draw at the BayArena that saw both sides come within a whisker of finding the all-important breakthrough.
Sevilla took a step closer to the Champions League knockout stages as Samir Nasri scored the only goal of a 1-0 win at Dinamo Zagreb.
Andre Silva's 90th-minute penalty snatched a 2-1 Champions League win for Porto at Club Brugge.
Bernardo Silva netted a late equaliser as Monaco left CSKA Moscow with a 1-1 draw after on-loan forward Lacina Traore looked to have got the better of his parent club.
Real Madrid continued their resurgence with a 5-1 win over Legia Warsaw at the Bernabeu.
Atletico Madrid took a major step towards the last 16 of the Champions League with a 1-0 win over German champions Bayern Munich at the Vicente Calderon.
Gerard Pique claimed the winner as Barcelona came from behind to beat Borussia Monchengladbach and claim a second successive victory in Group C of the Champions League.
Edinson Cavani scored twice as Paris St Germain secured their first win of this season's Champions League with a 3-1 victory against Ludogorets.
Theo Walcott's purple-patch continued as he scored a first-half brace in Arsenal's Champions League victory over Basle at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night.
Manchester City came from behind three times to draw 3-3 with Celtic in a breathtaking Champions League encounter at Parkhead.
Napoli scored three times inside eight second-half minutes as they beat Benfica 4-2 to record a second successive victory in Group B of the Champions League.
Wissam Ben Yedder's second-half goal gave Sevilla a 1-0 home win over Lyon in Champions League Group H on Tuesday.
Sporting Lisbon are up and running in the Champions League after defeating Legia Warsaw 2-0 at the Estadio Jose Alvalade.
An excellent shot deep into second-half stoppage from Kamil Glik rescued a 1-1 draw for Monaco at home to Bayer Leverkusen.
Miralem Pjanic scored one and set up another for Gonzalo Higuain before Paulo Dybala's scorcher as Juventus conquered Dinamo Zagreb 4-0.
Son Heung-Min scored a crucial goal for Tottenham Hotspur as they came out 1-0 winners against CSKA Moscow in Champions League Group E.
Andre Schurrle scored three minutes from time to help Borussia Dortmund salvage a late 2-2 draw at home against Real Madrid in Champions League Group F on Tuesday.
Islam Slimani was the hero as Leicester made it two wins out of two in the Champions League by beating Porto 1-0 at the King Power Stadium.
Bayern Munich look assured of a Champions League quarterfinal spot for a seventh straight season after thrashing 10-man Besiktas 5-0 in Germany.
Lionel Messi broke his goal duck against Chelsea to deny Antonio Conte's side a crucial lead over Barcelona in their Champions League showdown.
Sadio Mane scored a hat trick and Mohamed Salah continued his phenomenal run with a 30th goal of the season as Liverpool won 5-0 at Porto to virtually assure themselves a Champions League quarterfinal place.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice and Marcelo got another as Real Madrid came from a goal down to take a 3-1 lead over Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of their Champions League clash at the Bernabeu.
Ilkay Gundogan scored twice as Manchester City put one foot in the Champions League quarterfinals with an emphatic 4-0 win over Basel.
Christian Eriksen completed a remarkable Tottenham comeback as they rallied from two down to draw with Juventus in the Champions League last 16.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored from a free kick to help Real Madrid beat Gremio 1-0 and claim the Club World Cup in Saturday's final in Abu Dhabi.
Gareth Bale was the surprise hero as Real Madrid survived a shock against outsiders Al Jazira to win 2-1 in Wednesday's extra dramatic Club World Cup semifinal in Abu Dhabi.
Reigning champions Real Madrid will face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League round of 16, while Chelsea take on Barcelona.
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo won the fifth Ballon d'Or of his career on Thursday, matching Lionel Messi as the most-awarded winner of one of the sport's top individual honours.
A scintillating display of football from Liverpool's Fab Four saw Jurgen Klopp's side blaze their way into the Champions League knockout phase with a 7-0 victory over Spartak Moscow.
Manchester City slumped to their first defeat of the season with a 2-1 loss to Shakhtar Donetsk in their final Champions League Group F game.
Fernando Llorente and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou scored their first goals for Tottenham goal as Spurs strolled into the Champions League round of 16 by beating Apoel Nicosia.
Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score in every Champions League group stage match as Real Madrid beat Borussia Dortmund 3-2 at the Bernabeu.
Feyenoord finally secured their first points in Champions League Group F, rallying from a goal down to beat Napoli 2-1 on Wednesday, costing the Serie A side a spot in the round of 16.
Sevilla qualified for the round of 16 of the Champions League with a 1-1 draw at Maribor on Wednesday.
Ten-man Porto advanced out of Group G with a 5-2 defeat of a disappointing Monaco side, who also went down a man at the Estadio do Dragao.
RB Leipzig's Champions League debut ended in a 2-1 home loss to Group G winner Besiktas on Wednesday.
Bayern Munich got a little payback against Paris Saint-Germain with a 3-1 win at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday night in Group B.
Juventus secured their place in the round of 16 of the Champions League with a 2-0 victory against Olympiakos in Greece.
Barcelona completed their Champions League Group D campaign with a 2-0 win over Sporting Lisbon at the Camp Nou.
Manchester United came from behind to beat CSKA Moscow and top their Champions League group as Jose Mourinho's men took their unbeaten home run to a club record-equalling 40th match.
Chelsea missed a chance to finish top of Champions League Group C after a 1-1 draw at home to Atletico Madrid, who will settle for a Europa League spot.
Roma progressed to the Champions League knockout stage as Group C winners after beating Qarabag 1-0 on Tuesday.
Celtic will be playing European football after Christmas despite a 1-0 Champions League defeat by Anderlecht at Parkhead.
Lionel Messi started on the bench as Barcelona secured their passage into the round of 16 of the Champions League with a 0-0 draw at Juventus.
Corentin Tolisso set up one goal and scored another to give Bayern Munich a 2-1 win over Anderlecht on Wednesday in Group B of the Champions League.
Manchester United were denied a place in the Champions League knockout phase as Michael Lang's late strike secured Basel a memorable, and deserved, victory.
Willian scored twice and was fouled for two penalties as Chelsea cruised into the Champions League knockout stages with a 4-0 win over 10-man Qarabag at the Olympic Stadium in Baku.
Antoine Griezmann's stunning goal kept Atletico Madrid's Champions League hopes alive as they grabbed a vital victory over Roma.