Barca Pain in Champs League

A dramatic late equalizer from Ivorian star Didier Drogba put Chelsea in the driver's seat in Champions League Group A, and dropped defending champion Barcelona into the danger zone, as the top two teams on the continent fought to a 2-2 draw in the Catalan capital on Tuesday. Barca now faces a must-win against German side Werder Bremen in two weeks.

Meanwhile, a handful of teams clinched spots in the round of 16: Bayern Munich in Group B, with a lackluster scoreless draw against Sporting Lisbon, Liverpool and PSV Eindhoven in Group C, eliminating Bordeaux and Galatasaray, respectively, and Valencia in Group D, with a tough 2-2 draw in Ukraine.

Click below for the up-to-date standings, and a look at tomorrow's action in Groups E-H.

Champions League
Standings after 4 games.

Top two teams advance to knockout round.
Third-place teams drop down to UEFA Cup.
Fourth-place teams eliminated from European play.

Group A
Chelsea 10
Werder Bremen 7
Barcelona 5
Levski Sofia 0

Group B
Bayern Munich 10
Inter Milan 6
Sporting Lisbon 5
Spartak Moscow 1

Group C
Liverpool 10
PSV Eindhoven 10
Galatasaray 1
Bordeaux 1

Group D
Valencia 10
Roma 7
Olympiakos 2
Shakhtar Donetsk 2

Group E
Lyon 12
Real Madrid 9
Steaua Bucharest 3
Dynamo Kiev 0

Group F
Manchester United 9
Celtic Glasgow 6
Benfica 4
FC Copenhagen 4

Group G
CSKA Moscow 8
Arsenal 7
FC Porto 7
Hamburg 0

Group H
AC Milan 10
Lille 5
AEK Athens 4
Anderlecht 2

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