Chelsea, Inter Milan and Barcelona won to stay on course for the knockout stages though 2005 winners Liverpool only drew at Atletico Madrid in a subdued night of Champions League action.
Following Tuesday's 36-goal spree, Wednesday's eight matches offered less in that area with only Barcelona's 5-0 thrashing of Basel in Switzerland of note in the goal-scoring stakes.
Chelsea's 1-0 home victory over AS Roma kept them well on course at the top of Group A, Inter Milan thanked Brazilian Adriano for their 1-0 win over Cypriots Anorthosis leaving them as pacesetters in Group B, while Barcelona topped Group C.
Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari believed his side were in good form before the return match against AS Roma in November.
"Roma need to pressure us to try to win more than they did on Wednesday, maybe there we will have more space to play," Scolari said.
"We only have one more Champions League game at home so this was a very important victory."
England skipper John Terry, who got the 77th minute goal, added, "They made it very difficult for us the whole game but thankfully we got the goal and picked up three points.
"They are a very good side, they have got some great players in their team and made it difficult for us. They worked very hard all night and maybe they deserved something but thankfully we got three points.