The pressure on Rafa Benitez eased as Internazionale beat Twente 1-0 at the Giuseppe Meazza to progress from Group A in the Champions League.
Tottenham Hotspur strolled into the last 16 of the Champions League with a comfortable 3-0 win over a poor Werder Bremen side at White Hart.
Schalke put themselves in contention to qualify from Group B after beating Lyon 3-0 in the Champions League at the Veltins-Arena.
Two goals from Eran Zahavi and one from Douglas Da Silva gave Hapoel Tel Aviv a 3-0 home win in the Champions League.
Wayne Rooney converted a late penalty to guide Manchester United to a 1-0 win at Rangers and clinch qualification to the last 16.
Valencia secured their place in the knockout stages of the Champions League with a record 6-1 victory over Group C whipping boys Bursaspor.
Barcelona sealed their passage into the last 16 of the Champions League with a 3-0 Group D win at Panthinaikos, who go out.
Christian Noboa’s penalty gave Rubin Kazan a 1-0 win over Copenhagen and a fighting chance of qualifying for the Champions League last 16.