KlaasEnglish Premiership leaders Chelsea could not transport their invincibility in the EPL to European carpet as they were halted by Schalke 04 at the Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

The Blues took an early lead in the 11th minute through midfield maestro Cesc Fabregas but slipped in the 62nd minute to give Klaas Jan Huntelaar the impetus to snatch a point for the German side who lost 0-3 at the Bridge last year.

Algerian midfielder Yacine Brahimi scored the first hat trick in the 2014/2015 UEFA Champions League as he led fc Porto to white wash Belarusian side BATE Barisov by 6-0.

Brahimi has become the fourth African player to score a hat trick in European Championship after Samuel Eto’o Fils, Didier Drogba and Yakubu. Other players on the score sheet for Porto were Adrian Lopez, Jackson Martinez, and Vincent Aboubakar.

Former Arsenal forward Gervinho inspired Rafa Benitez’s AS Roma to humiliate CSKA Moscow by 5-1 in Rome.

The Ivorian assisted Juan Iturbe’s first goal early in the game before bagging a brace for himself. Walter Maicon and Sergei Ignashevic also had their names on the score card whiles Ahmed Musa pulled one for the Russian side.

Ghanaian-born German defender Jerome Boateng’s late equalizer gave Bayern Munich a narrow win over Premiership side Manchester City at the Alianze Arena in Germany.

Spanish soccer juggernauts fc Barcelona managed a narrow win over Cyprus side APOEL Nicosia at the Camp Nou.

Barcelona enjoyed possession throughout the game but missed numerous chances and had to bet on Gerard Pique to give them the three points at home.

Edison Cavani’s 28th goal in 50 appearances could not salvage three points for French side Paris St. Germain in Group F.

The Uruguay forward connected from Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s rebound but Danish winger Lasse Schone levelled the scores for Ajax Amsterdam with a blissful free kick.

Former Manchester United winger Nani registered his Champions League account for Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon but Luka Zahovic struck late to give Maribor a point.

Spanish side Athletico Bilbao and Shakhtar Donetsk settled for a goalless draw in Spain.

RESULT AT GLANCE

Chelsea????????????????????? 1-1?????? Schalke 04

AS Roma??????????????????? 5-1?????? CSKA Moscow

Fc Porto???????????????????? 6-0?????? BATE Barisov

Bayern Munich??????? 1-0?????? Man City

Fc Barcelona???????????? 1-0?????? APOEL Nicosia

Ajax Amsterdam????? 1-1?????? Paris St. Germain

Maribo???????????????????????? 1-1????? Sporting Lisbon

Athletico Madrid????? 0-0?????? Shakhtar Donetsk

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