Stalemate in Seville, Shakhtar overcome Roma

  • Sevilla and Manchester United play out scoreless draw in Spain

  • Shakhtar Donetsk overcome first-half deficit to defeat Roma

  • Fred’s brilliant free-kick gives Ukrainian club a first-leg lead

The final opening legs in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 were played on Wednesday, with Sevilla hosting Manchester United and Shakhtar Donetsk taking on Roma.

The battle in Andalusia between Sevilla and United ended in a goalless draw, leaving matters well poised for the return leg at Old Trafford on 13 March.

In Kharkiv, Ukraine, Shakhtar came from a goal down to earn a well-deserved 2-1 victory following an inspired second-half display. Fred’s well-taken free-kick proved to be the winner for the home side.

FIFA.com breaks down the biggest moments of the matches with a photo gallery.

The winner of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League will represent Europe at the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018 at the end of the year.