FIFA.com reviews a fascinating matchday in the UEFA Champions League with away wins in vogue. Heavyweights Barcelona and AC Milan played out a stalemate while there were mixed results for English clubs Arsenal and Chelsea.
AC Milan held Barcelona, spurred on by the return of Lionel Messi, to a 1-1 draw at the San Siro, while Celtic sunk Ajax 2-1 and Borussia Dortmund beat Arsenal in Tuesday's UEFA Champions League action.
A 76th-minute Mario Balotelli equaliser grabbed Group B winners Italy a 2-2 draw at home to Armenia, who finished fifth.
DFB-Pokal holders Bayern Munich won in convincing fashion as they beat Hannover 4-1, while Borussia Dortmund and Schalke also joined the champions in the round of 16.
Borussia Dortmund edged Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 to claim the top spot in the Bundesliga table and Stuttgart earned their first points of their 2013/14 campaign with an emphatic 6-2 victory over Hoffenheim.
Borussia Dortmund beat Eintracht Braunschweig 2-1 to move clear atop the Bundesliga table, while Hiroshi Kiyotake snatched a late draw for Nurnberg with his 89th-minute free-kick to finish 2-2 with Hertha Berlin.