CSKA Moscow forward Timur Zhamaletdinov made a memorable Champions League debut on Tuesday by scoring the winner in a 2-1 comeback victory at Benfica in Group A.
Five-time champions Bayern Munich opened their Champions League campaign with a flattering 3-0 win over 10-man Anderlecht on Tuesday.
Olympiakos conceded a goal after just 69 seconds of their Champions League campaign and went on to lose 3-2 to Sporting Lisbon at home in Group D on Tuesday.
Manchester United eased back into Champions League life as Marouane Fellaini, Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford put Basle to the sword.
Barcelona and Juventus will renew their recent rivalry when they meet at the Camp Nou in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday.
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo was named UEFA's Player of the Year, beating Lionel Messi and Gianluigi Buffon to the prize.
Champions League holders Real Madrid will face Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham in a difficult group following the draw ceremony in Monaco on Thursday.
The 32 teams in this season's Champions League group stage can now begin to think about their dream draw after the final seeding pots were confirmed following Wednesday's final qualifying ties.
Liverpool scored three times in a devastating opening 21 minutes as they reached the Champions League group stage with a 6-3 aggregate win over Bundesliga side Hoffenheim at Anfield.
Celtic progressed into the Champions League group stage as expected with an 8-4 aggregate win over Astana, but they were made to sweat in their 4-3 second-leg defeat in Kazakhstan.
Second-half goals from Jose Callejon and Lorenzo Insigne earned Napoli a 2-0 win in Nice and ensured their qualification for the Champions League group stages.
Goals from Dries Mertens and Jorginho were enough to earn Napoli a 2-0 win against Nice in their Champions League qualifying play-off first leg.
Celtic put one foot into the Champions League group stages with a 5-0 thumping of Astana in the first leg of their playoff at Parkhead.
Trent Alexander-Arnold scored his first Liverpool goal as Jurgen Klopp's side took a 2-1 lead in their Champions League qualifier against Hoffenheim.
With a new season in the champions league on the horizon, a lot of people are already putting together their predictions for exactly what is going to happen.
Manchester United were outclassed at times as Real Madrid won the UEFA Super Cup to give Jose Mourinho food for thought at the start of his second season in the hot seat.
Liverpool will have to overcome Hoffenheim in a two-legged playoff to reach the group stages of the Champions League.
James Forrest's second-half strike gave Celtic a 1-0 win over Rosenborg and took the Hoops another step closer towards Champions League football.
Ajax failed to make it through to the Champions League qualifiers for the third consecutive year on Wednesday when they were eliminated on the away goals rule 3-3 on aggregate after a 2-2 home draw against Ligue 1 side Nice.
Mario Balotelli's first-half goal was only enough for Nice to earn a 1-1 draw against Ajax in the first leg of their Champions League third qualifying round match on Wednesday.
Olympiakos opened their Champions League campaign with a 3-1 win away to Partizan Belgrade in the third qualifying round on Tuesday.
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon said he was hugely disappointed after his side crumbled in the second half to lose 4-1 to Real Madrid in the Champions League final.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane accepted that his team had "made history" by beating Juventus 4-1 in Saturday night's final in Cardiff to become the first team to retain the Champions League title in its modern, expanded format.
Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri says his side "let go psychologically" in the second half of their 4-1 Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid in Cardiff on Saturday.
Cristiano Ronaldo's brace ensured Real Madrid became the first team in history to win back-to-back Champions Leagues with a 4-1 victory over 10-man Juventus.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says his players feel no extra pressure as they aim to make history with back-to-back Champions League titles in Saturday's final against Juventus.
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri says his side "must" win the Champions League on Saturday night, insisting that now is their time.
The brilliance of Karim Benzema and Isco booked Real Madrid a place back in the UEFA Champions League final after the holders survived an early scare in a 2-1 second-leg loss to city rivals Atletico at the Vicente Calderon.
Juventus coach Max Allegri believes his side "have a very good chance of winning the Champions League" after beating Monaco on Tuesday to reach the final.
Juventus reached their second Champions League final in three seasons after a 2-1 win at home to Monaco on Tuesday night secured a 4-1 victory on aggregate.
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.
Celtic suffered another night of European anguish against Paris St Germain in a 7-1 thrashing in the Parc des Princes.
Raheem Sterling struck a late winner as Manchester City secured top spot in Champions League Group F with a 1-0 win over Feyenoord.
Cristiano Ronaldo set another Champions League record as holders Real Madrid sealed their place in the knockout stages with a comprehensive victory against Apoel Nicosia.
Lorenzo Insigne's magical strike broke Shakhtar Donetsk's defences and Napoli went on to a 3-0 win, which gives them hope of Champions League progress.
Liverpool squandered a three-goal half-time lead to throw away the chance of early Champions League qualification as Sevilla netted a 93rd-minute equaliser in Spain.
Son Heung-Min proved the scourge of Borussia Dortmund again as his late winner ensured Tottenham will go through to the Champions League round of 16 as group winners.