A superb second-half from Tottenham saw them power past German league leaders Borussia Dortmund
to put one foot in the Champions League
Son Heung-min, Jan Vertonghen and Fernando Llorente struck as Dortmund were overwhelmed at Wembley, while Marco Asensio's late goal gave Real Madrid
a 2-1 win over Ajax.
But there was plenty else to chew on across the two games. Sportsmail
have you covered...
Ajax goalkeeper sent flying by plastic cup
It was a case of so near yet so far for Ajax on Wednesday night. They pushed Real Madrid all the way and looked to be taking a 1-1 draw to the Bernabeu next month before Asensio's late strike.
Their goalkeeper Andre Onana can feel similarly aggrieved. The Cameroon international was just lining up to put his foot through the ball as it was played back to him.
But before he knew it he was sent tumbling as the ball hit a stray plastic cup and leapt over his left foot.
The 22-year-old was sent sprawling, and looked more than a little sheepish as he eventually got to his feet.
Peccato non sia finita in porta #Onana
— Ariele Mombelli (@96mombe) February 13, 2019
A different kind of atmosphere
A Champions League knock-out game for the first time since 2003? That calls for a knock-out atmosphere at the Johan Cruyff Arena, right?
Thumping disco music? Flame throwers? Fireworks?
Nope, let's go with a violinist.
Ajax are four-time winners of the trophy and European royalty. If they say some classical music before kick-off will get the crowd going, then that's what will happen.
Favre fist bump
Lucien Favre had to miss Borussia Dortmund's dramatic draw with Hoffenheim at the weekend due to flu.
But the 61-year-old wasn't going to miss his chance to take the German league leaders to Wembley.
He wrapped up warm despite the mild February evening in north London and had a solution as Mauricio Pochettino approached for the customary pre-match handshake.
Instead of exchanging pleasantries and, in turn, his germs, Favre instead elected to give his opposite number a little fist bump. Respect.
Antonio Mateu Lahoz has something of the European Mike Dean about him.
Tottenham were repelling wave after wave of Borussia Dortmund attacks in the first-half at Wembley and were lining up to defend a corner.
As Jan Vertonghen stood marshalling his zone on the edge of the six-yard box at the near post, the Spanish referee trotted over and slapped him on the bum. For no reason whatsoever.
Son loves Dortmund
Sergio Aguero against Newcastle. Didier Drogba against Arsenal. Some players just love scoring against one specific opponent.
Now you can add Son Heung-min to that list. The South Korean's tidy volley gave Tottenham the lead just after half-time on Wednesday night.
And it was his ninth goal in just 11 appearances against the German club. Can we play you every week?
Benzema joins the exclusive club
What do Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Raul and Karim Benzema have in common?
Apart from being the most lethal men to have graced El Clasico in the last 20 years, their goalscoring exploits have lit up European football.
Benzema's second-half strike against Ajax was his 60th in the competition, making him only the fourth player to reach that mark.
Ronaldo still stands some way ahead. Benzema will have to double his current tally and he will still be one off drawing level. At 31 years of age he's probably running out of time.
Another milestone for Sergio Ramos
Nearly 14 years after his Real Madrid debut in September 2005, Sergio Ramos is still going strong.
Four European Cups and another four league titles have etched him in the club's storied history.
In Amsterdam on Wednesday night he made new history, playing his 600th game for the club. Two more appearances and only four men will have played more for Real Madrid.
The 32-year-old has plenty of miles left in the engine, but can he reach Raul's record of 741? Don't bet against it.