Champions League, league stage, day four

Both Spanish sides drew 2-2 on Tuesday night, but whereas Valencia's result at Shakhtar Donetsk means they are already through to the last sixteen, Barcelona's draw with Chelsea leaves them needing to win their last two games to be sure of qualifying. The following day Real Madrid ensured their place in the last sixteen with a 1-0 win over Steaua Bucharest, but only thanks to a ridiculous own goal by Nicolita in the second half. (01.11.06)

Real Madrid 1 - Steaua Bucharest 0

Real Madrid join Valencia in the last sixteen after a 1-0 victory over Steaua Bucharest, although it was not their best performance and they only took the three points thanks to an own goal. The Romanian side showed much better form than at their own ground two weeks ago, and Cernea was only troubled by a double effort from Van Nistelrooy before the break. However with twenty minutes to go Nicolita passed back to his keeper without checking he was there, and the ball rolled in to the empty net. Van Nistelrooy should have wrapped things up a few minutes later when the keeper brought down the striker in the area, but he fired his spot kick way off target. It didn't matter though, as Lyon's victory against Dynamo Kiev means that both they and Madrid are qualified. (01.11.06)

Barcelona 2 - Chelsea 2

An injury time goal from Drogba gave Chelsea a 2-2 draw at Barcelona, leaving Frank Rijkaard's side with a lot to do if they are to reach the knock-out stage. Deco had given the Catalans the lead in only the third minute, winning the ball off a defender in midfield and running on to beat Hilario, and both keepers were called upon as both sides produced attractive put physical football. Seven minutes in to the second half Lampard equalised with an incredible lob, curling the ball over the head of Valdés almost from the by-line, but soon afterwards Barça were in front again after Gudjohnsen got on the end of Ronaldinho's cross to score against his old club. Drogba popped up in the third minute of injury time though to collect Terry's headed pass and level the scores once again, virtually ensuring that Chelsea go through. (31.10.06)

Shakhtar Donetsk 2 - Valencia 2

Valencia struggled to take a point off Shakhtar Donetsk, but in the end they picked up the draw they needed to secure a berth in the last sixteen. The Ukrainina side attacked right from the kick off and went ahead in only the second minute when Jadson curled a free kick past Cañizares. And Matuzalem hit the post before the Spaniards equalised, Morientes sticking out a foot to poke a low David Villa free kick past the keeper a quarter of an hour later. Before the break the locals restored the lead with a spectacular shot from outside of the area by Fernandinho. But midway through the second half Ayala made it all square again with a low header following Villa's corner. (31.10.06)