Celtic pulled off one of the most unlikely results in football as they beat Barcelona 2-1 in the Champions League on a successful night for British teams in the competition.
Two weeks earlier the Bhoys had led the La Liga side but in the end succumbed to a last minute defeat. In the return leg, though, they managed to hold on to their lead and secure an amazing victory at Celtic Park.
Neil Lennon’s disciplined side were able to grab the lead after 21 minutes as Victor Wanyama jumped the highest at a corner and nodded Charlie Mulgrew’s cross past Victor Valdes.
But Barcelona dominated the match with Lionel Messi and Alexis Sanchez hitting the crossbar and post respectively.
Fraser Forster was, once again, in inspired form as he denied the duo with two exceptional saves, and his imperious performance between the sticks allowed Celtic to double their lead.
The giant goalkeeper launched a ball forward and Javier Mascherano failed miserably in his attempt to clear allowing Tony Watt to race through on goal and fire low in to the far corner past Valdes.
But Messi grabbed a consolation goal in injury time which, sadly, meant Forster was unable to claim what would have been a richly deserved clean sheet.
At Stamford Bridge Chelsea pulled off a late, late 3-2 victory over Shakhtar Donetsk.
The Blues took the lead after six minutes, rather fortuitously, as Ukranian goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov kicked the ball straight in to Fernando Torres, and it bounced off the Spaniard and in to the net.
But the visitors equalised three minutes later as Willian was able to side foot Fernandinho’s pull back beyond Petr Cech.
It was another error from Pyatov which put Chelsea back ahead as he charged out of his goal and headed the ball straight to Oscar, and from 35-yards out the Brazilian was able to volley into the back of an empty goal.
Willian notched his second equaliser of the night after 47 minutes as he neatly tucked home Darijo Srna’s pass from the right.
Mikel had a goal disallowed for offside as Roberto Di Matteo’s side looked to triumph on home soil and they got their winner in three minutes in to injury time as Victor Moses headed a corner from the right past Pyatov.
And in Portugal Manchester United qualified for the knockout stages as they came from behind to seal their fourth win out of four in Group H with a 3-1 triumph over Braga.
Ruben Micael saw a vicious strike fly wide of the upright, while Eder saw his near-post diving header hit the woodwork as the hosts took the game to the Premier League side in the first half.
They eventually took the lead just minutes after the break as Jonny Evans brought down Custodio in the penalty area and Alan was able to convert the resulting spot-kick.
Play was then stopped ten minutes later because of floodlight failure at the Estádio Municipal de Braga, but after several minutes off the pitch the players came back out from the changing rooms and the game resumed.
The break appeared to reinvigorate Sir Alex Ferguson’s men because ten minutes from time substitute Robin Van Persie fired home to equalise. Wayne Rooney gave them the lead four minutes later as he smashed home a penalty.
And Javier Hernandez sealed the win as he scored from close range in added time.