Champions League: Ronaldo, Ibrahimovic inspire Madrid, PSG wins
Holders Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain were the biggest winners in the Champions League on Wednesday as Real Madrid and both Manchester clubs also recorded important victories.
Manchester City got their Champions League bid back on track on Wednesday, coming from behind to beat CSKA Moscow 2-1 in testing conditions in the Russian capital. Sergio Aguero scored twice. (All AP and AFP images)
Stefan Kiessling scored twice as clinical Bayer Leverkusen defeated Shakhtar Donetsk 4-0 to leapfrog the Ukrainian side in Group A of the Champions League.
Manchester United ground out a tight 1-0 win over Real Sociedad at Old Trafford to move closer to a place in the Champions League knockout phase. The decisive goal between the teams came within moments of kick-off, Inigo Martinez scoring an own goal after the excellent Wayne Rooney had struck the post.
Franck Ribery scored twice as defending champion Bayern Munich thrashed Viktoria Plzen 5-0 on Wednesday to take a big step toward the Champions League knockout stage.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored four goals, from the simple to the sublime, to lead Paris Saint-Germain to a 5-0 rout of Anderlecht, their third consecutive victory in Group C of the Champions League.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid all but secured their place in the Champions League last 16 with a 2-1 win over Juventus at the Santiago Bernabeu.