The first day of the last two days for teams to solidify their place in the round of 16 saw a few sensational defeats but not many surprises. Except of course Schalke, who won their group (a lackluster group to be fair) while trudging through a miserable domestic campaign in Germany. Inter had only first place in the group to fight for, and they got tonked 3-0 away to Werder Bremen.
Although the ultimate results were not too eye-opening, the fashion in which the teams reached those results was a different story altogether. 26 goals in 8 matches and finishes of every kind made for plenty of highlight real material.
Here are the very best goals from yesterday – free kicks, bicycle kicks, headers, and volleys. Not to shabby indeed.
Nacer Chadli (FC Twente) vs Tottenham
Eran Zehavi (Hapoel Tel Aviv) vs Lyon
Marko Arnautovic (Werder Bremen) vs Inter Milan
Jose Manuel Jurado (Schalke) vs Benfica
Roberto Rosales (FC Twente) vs Tottenham