Early goals, late goals and even a shock or two once again saw plenty of talking points from the on-pitch drama in the Champions League.
Manchester City came from behind to snatch a late winner at Hoffenheim after conceding inside 45 seconds, while Juventus proved they did not miss Cristiano Roanldo after easily dispatching Young Boys 3-0.
But there were also plenty of incidents away from the field as Sportsmail looks at the things you may have missed from Tuesday night’s action…
A call for Zidane at United?
At least from those in charge of producing the matchday programme anyway.
Poor form and souring relationships with players has made Jose Mourinho’s position at Old Trafford looked rocky in recent weeks and former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has been linked a possible replacement should the Portuguese depart.
Whether by unfortunate design or a desperate plea, having a programme headline reading ‘Rolling out the Red Carpet’ with a picture of Zidane in his Juventus playing days above did not go unnoticed by supporters.
Lukaku tackles himself
Something else that did not go unnoticed by supporters, or at least those from rival clubs, was Romelu Lukaku’s attempts at a double step over during their clash against Valencia.
Venturing into the box from the right in a promising attack, a couple of step-overs were followed by him tackling himself, with the ball running behind the striker, opening the floodgates of mockery from Twitter…
Romelu Lukaku tried to perform a step over to fool a defender after charging into the box
But the striker succeeded only in tackling himself while trying to perform the move
Becks back at Old Trafford
One man who should have had a red carpet rolled out for him at Old Trafford was David Beckham, who was back in Manchester to watch his former side.
The 43-year-old played a key role in United’s trophy successes between 1995 and 2003, including winning the treble in 1999.
Although watching on from the stands, some supporters might have hoped he could have come on for a short cameo, at least to take his trademark free-kicks, after Alexis Sanchez disappointingly fired a good opportunity straight into the wall on a frustrating night for United.
David Beckham was all smiles on his Manchester United return as he watches from the stands
Beckham shares a joke alongside former United chief executive David Gill at Old Trafford
Ronaldo watches Juventus win… but he is not happy
Cristiano Ronaldo was suspended for Juventus’s clash with Young Boys but despite the Italian champions’ win never looking in doubt, the forward rarely looked happy for his side watching from inside the Allianz Stadium.
It is quite possible that he is simply frustrated at not being out on the pitch to play a key role for the Bianconeri in the win. Or it may have been the realisation he was not needed anyway with Paulo Dybala netting a hat-trick to maintain their 100 per cent start to the group.
Cristiano Ronaldo watched Juventus with girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez at the Allianz Stadium
Ronaldo was suspended for his side’s 3-0 win over Young Boys where he rarely raised a smile
The World Cup is over but no one told Mexico
Or at least no one told their fans who were seen outside the Luzhniki Stadium still wearing World Cup theme attire ahead of CSKA Moscow’s clash with Real Madrid and probably still hoping Mexico will reach the final played over two months ago in the Russian capital.
Admittedly nobody really wanted the World Cup to end but like having a Christmas tree up in July, sometimes you just have to accept it is over.
Kluivert pays tribute to former team-mate
Roma ripped into Viktoria Plzen with Edin Dzeko taking the headlines with a hat-trick in a 5-0 win.
But there was a touching moment from Justin Kluivert during the encounter who dedicated his goal to former Ajax team-mate Abdelhak Nouri.
Nouri suffered a cardiac arrhythmia attack during a match in 2017, which led to him suffering severe and permanent brain damage.
Justin Kluivert celebrates scoring by holding a Roma shirt in tribute to former Ajax team-mate Abdelhak Nouri who suffered severe and permanent brain damage during a game in 2017