Dima Markova

Champions League at a Glance: Inspector Gadget and Real Madrid’s fastest goal

Here are the hero, villain and best moments from Wednesday night's action in the Champions League

By Dima Markova

Four teams advanced to the knockout stages of the Champions League on a night that saw Juventus and Real Madrid held to surprise draws and wins for Sevilla, Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen.

Hero of the night: Thibault Moulin (Legia Warsaw)

First to the extraordinary scenes in Warsaw, where Real Madrid and Legia played out an entertaining 3-3 draw in a stadium without fans (punishment for crowd trouble earlier in the competition).

Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema had the defending champions up by two – the Bale goal, just 57 seconds in, being the fastest ever scored by Real Madrid in the Champions League (more on that one in a moment) – but jaws dropped when the hosts brought the game level with an hour gone, and then went 3-2 up with just seven minutes remaining.

Could they actually beat Real Madrid? The answer was no. Mateo Kovacic saved the day for Real with a late leveller and the world order was restored once again.

Villain of the night: Aubameyang turned up as a 1930s gangster

Thomas Tuchel dropped Aubameyang for their clash against Sporting Lisbon at the last minute and, to make matters worse, the striker turned up at the stadium dressed as Inspector Gadget. The shock omission (due to eh … ‘internal affairs’) angered a lot of people and the internet did not waste time reacting.



Moment of the night: Real Madrid’s fastest goal

It took just 57 seconds for the flying Welshman to make his mark…

What you may have missed

Sevilla turned up with a bang

Adrian Ramos scores for Dortmund and that sums up everything important about that match

Radamel Falcao netted double and the Prince of Monaco loved it

Falcao’s first goal in 2450 days…

…and then his second goal.

The Prince of Monaco seems happy at the end of the match

Spurs disappointed in so many ways and then Dembélé

Photo of the night: Empty stadium.

If Legia Warsaw rattled Real Madrid and nobody was there to see it, did it actually happen?
Legia Warsaw's French midfielder Thibault Moulin (L) celebrate scoring with Legia Warsaw's Brazilian midfielder Guilherme during the UEFA Champions League group F football match Legia Warsaw vs Real Madrid CF in Warsaw, Poland on November 2, 2016. / AFP / ODD ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)