Bayern Munich were propelled to a 2-0 win over Eintracht Braunschweig by Arjen Robben's brace, Borussia Dortmund beat ten-man Mainz 3-1 and Werder Bremen battled Hoffenheim to a thrilling 4-4 draw.
FIFA.com reviews all the UEFA Champions League action on a poor night for some of the competition's bigger names with defeat for Barcelona and Chelsea, although the latter still became the fifth club to win through to the next round.
Featuring Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Pele on Zinedine Zidane and Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero talking about the famed Argentina No10 shirt and LeBron James about a potential footballing venture.
Robert Lewandowski has confirmed that he will leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season, but has refused to reveal what his next club will be.
FIFA.com previews midweek UEFA Champions League action where a number of the continent's big guns are aiming to claim early progression to the knockout stage with holders Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Barcelona among them.
Claudio Ranieri compares coaching in his homeland to jumping from the sky, Vincenzo Montella ridicules a valuation of one of his stars, and Arsene Wenger on the player he feels is better than Messi and Ronaldo.