THIRTY-ONE netted, seven out of eight games seeing both to score – for anyone on Champions League goals Tuesday was a night to savour.
Liverpool led the way with a magnificent seven at Maribor and shock of the night was Spartak Moscow's 5-1 demolition of Sevilla.
Man City looked brilliant for 40 minutes before almost allowing Napoli to take a point and Spurs performed well to draw 1-1 at Real Madrid.
If there is half the excitement tonight we're in for a treat but it doesn't always go that way.
There should be plenty of goals though with one-sided matches priced up including Bayern Munich v Celtic, Anderlecht v PSG, Barcelona v Olympiakos and Juventus v Sporting.
To prove the point a fourfold on the favourites pays no bigger than 11-10 with BetStars and that's only above evens because Juve are around 1-2 which looks big.
Let's start with Bayern v Celtic and anyone who thinks the Germans have lost their mojo has been at one Oktoberfest too many.
The world's biggest beer party has just finished in the Bavarian capital and there will be no cheer festival for visiting fans tonight.
Jupp Heynkes's return to Bayern has ended any chance of a shock result and the Scots should be happy to keep the score down especially with Jozo Simunovic injured so Brendan Rodgers once again has to decide who to play alongside Dedryck Boyata in the centre of defence.
Rodgers's side are in reality in a fight for third with Anderlecht and must avoid being humiliated the way they were on day one by PSG.
Heynkes return resulted in a 5-0 rout of Freiburg and they'll be looking to run up another big score.
To win by three or more the Germans are just 4-5 at Stan James but it should land if Celtic don't hit the target. And if they do Bayern and over 3.5 match goals will be in the mix at 8-11 with Paddy Power.
Robert Lewandowski was said to be unhappy under old boss Carlo Ancelotti but he was on target against Freiburg and is 21-10 with McBookie to score first.
Leigh Griffiths netted in Anderlecht as Celtic notched a rare CL away success and the Scotland star is 16-1 at 888sport to break the deadlock and 4-1 to net at any time.
PSG top Group A after big wins against Celtic and Bayern and should make it three out of three at Anderlecht. The Belgians looked ordinary as they crashed 3-0 at home to Celtic after putting up a fight with 10 men when they lost by the same score in Germany.
Picking a PSG first scorer is always tough as there are so many candidates but I'll go for Neymar at 14-5 with Unibet.
Jose Mourinho returns to Portugal looking to lead Man United to victory against a Benfica side that's started with two defeats – 2-1 at to CSKA Moscow and 4-0 at Basel.
United are one of the few sides who can be backed on the WDW market tonight and are 17-20 at Betway.
CSKA Moscow entertain Basel in the other Group B game and that's a tough one to call.
The top two in Group C meet as Chelsea welcome Roma and the Blues are aiming to bounce back from their shock 2-1 defeat at Crystal Palace at the weekend.
Alvaro Morata was badly missed and should return but the equally vital N'golo Kante remains out.
Roma also lost at the weekend – to Napoli – and hope to have Stephen El Shaarawy and Kevin Strootman back as they attempt to win in England for the first time in eight attempts.
Blues boss Antonio Conte knows the opposition well and I expect the home men to edge a win. Their best display of the season came in beating Atletico Madrid and they are 13-20 with sportingbet which to be fair seems a tad short.
Maybe the best bet is Chelsea and both to score at 47-20 with BetStars – if Palace can net two then Roma should at least find a way past Thibaut Courtois.
In the other Group C tie Atletico Madrid are a short-priced 1-4 with Ladbrokes and others at Qarabag. Atletico need a win after a draw and defeat and should get it but where's the value?
Juventus are the only big guns who are remotely backable as a single at home to Sporting. The Italian champs haven't made the best start to the season and lie fourth after losing at home to Lazio.
However, in the Champions League they defeated Olympiakos and should finish second to Barcelona who battered them 3-0 in Spain.
Juve are still a decent side who should be much too strong for a Sporting side who don't travel well. Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain are both evens at Unibet to net at any time.
Barca have won nine of their last 10 and are no bigger than 1-11 with Unibet at home to Olympiakos. They won't bear any gifts to the Greeks and should win by at least three which pays just 8-11 at betfair.
Lionel Messi is on fire and has hit two goals or more in his last four games. Back him to score first at 15-8 with McBookie.
- Bayern -2
- Lewandowski to score first
- PSG to win to nil
- Neymar to score
- Man United
- Chelsea & btts
- Atletico Madrid -1
- Messi to score first