Tuesday saw the first half of Matchday 3 in this year's Champions League, an often pivotal phase of the group stages of the competition.
In London, Arsenal were hosting Borussia Dortmund—knowing that victory would put them within touching distance of the knockout phase, but defeat would leave them facing an arduous path to that goal.
Chelsea, similarly, knew they could ill afford defeat against Schalke after their opening-round disaster against Basel—while the undoubted glamour tie of the night saw Barcelona visit famous old rivals AC Milan.
Five other games were also being played around Europe, with much at stake for every side.
So click on to read about events from all eight of Tuesday night's matches.
(Statistics via WhoScored?, quotes via UEFA.com, GIFs B/R own unless otherwise stated)