Tuesday night brought fixtures in the round of 16 of the European showpiece as teams showed class in the first leg of the UEFA champions league round of 16.
In Germany champions, Bayern Munich traveled to England to play against Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge and showed no signs of playing away as they managed to win the match 3-0 with both goals scored in the second half and taking a huge advantage towards the champions league quarter finals.
S.Gnabry was the source of inspiration for the Germany side as he opened the score on the 51st minute after being set by Robert Lewandowski before completing his brace three minutes later. Robert Lewandoski who was frustrated by Chelsea goalkeeper Cabalero for the better part of the match, saw his name on the score sheet as he scored from close range in the 76th minute to increase his chances of winning the champions league golden boot award as he took his goals tally to 11.
The blues, who saw defender Marcos Alonso given a red card have a mountain to climb in the second leg to be played in Germany as they need to score 4 goals and not concede any goal to progress to the quarter finals.
At the studio Sao Paolo, Napoli drew 1-1 against Spanish giants Barcelona for both sides to still have chances of progressing to the quarter finals ahead of the second leg to be played in Spain.
The home side took the lead on the half hour mark when Zielinski charged forward before releasing the Belgian Dries Mertens who made no mistake to beat Ter Stegen in goals for Barcelona.
In the second half, Barcelona who were finalist of the champions league last year fought back and equalised through an important away goal by Antoine Griezman in the 57th minute after receiving a low cross from Semedo in a match Arturo Vidal was given a red card for receiving two yellow cards.