Fiorentina have appointed former Serbian international Sinisa Mihajlovic, known for his fearsome free-kicks and uncompromising remarks, as their new coach after Cesare Prandelli agreed to take over the Italian national squad following the World Cup.
Bayern Munich defeated 10-man Fiorentina 2-1 thanks to a controversial last-minute goal in the Champions League last 16 first leg, while Porto took advantage of two errors from Arsenal to notch up a 2-1 victory.
Wins for Barcelona and Inter Milan sent both teams into the knock-out stage of the Champions League. Elsewhere, Lyon failed to top Group E as a late Gilardino goal handed Fiorentina a historic win over Liverpool at Anfield.
It has been a tough night for Liverpool (photo). The Reds suffered a 2-0 loss against Fiorentina in the Champions League. Their Group E rivals Lyon cruised to a decisive victory over Debrechen, winning 4-0. Arsenal won 2-0 against Olympiakos.
A late goal by Miralem Pjanic saw Olympique Lyon squeeze past 10-man Fiorentina in their opening Champions League game. The Italian visitors were much the livelier team until striker Alberto Gilardino was sent off for an elbow challenge.
The first major clash of this year's Champions League takes place at Milan's San Siro stadium where hosts Inter receive Spanish title holders Barcelona after swapping strikers Samuel Eto'o (left) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (right) this summer.