Time for a sing-song - tulips from Amsterdam? It's smelling more like roses for Borussia Dortmund as
Marco Reus gets the ball rolling with the opening goal after just eight minutes, perfectly teed up for him by...
...Mario Götze (r.), who is far from finished yet in this one
The stand-out attacking midfielder is at the top of his game - which is bad news for Niklas Moisander (r.) and his back-row colleagues
Götze duly drills home number two himself with just under ten minutes of the first half remaining
And it's effectively game over when Robert Lewandowski puts Dortmund 3-0 up before the interval
Lewandowski sticks another past home custodian Kenneth Vermeer to wrap up an eventual 4-1 win - and, as it transpires, top place in the "group of death!"
After their disappointing early exit last season, BVB appear to have successfully negotiated the steep learning curve of the Champions League
Celebrations too, eventually, at the Veltins Arena, although this proves to be an altogether different affair as Schalke 04 play host to Olympiacos
The Greek outfit still have qualification hopes of their own and are giving nothing away - here in the
Youngster Julian Draxler is having no more luck in front of goal than...
...last season's Bundesliga top scorer Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. The number of spurned chances mounts, the clock is ticking down...
...and then Christian Fuchs delivers the breakthrough, the Austrian international left back drilling home
On Tuesday, FC Bayern take to the pitch at Valencia needing a draw to
...in what soon develops into a rugged battle at the Estadio de Mestalla
Claudio Pizarro (2. r.) and Javier Martinez (3.l.) try to get on the end of a Toni Kroos corner here
David Alaba (r.) is combining well down the flank with Franck Ribery...
...and with 33 minutes on the clock, Antonio Barragan (l.), already on a booking, is given his marching orders by referee Howard Webb for a reckless challenge on Alaba
It continues to be a physical encounter: Javier Martinez (l.) is too late to stop Ever Banega here
Roberto Soldado (l.) and Holger Badstuber also have plenty of opportunity to get better acquainted
Thomas Müller (l.) and Aly Cissokho go head to head for this one. The hosts appear to be waning...
...but with 77 minutes on te clock, they go in front, Sofiane Feghouli's effort taking a deflection off Dante past a despairing...
...Manuel Neuer, who can't quite believe that Bayern are chasing the game now
Bastian Schweinsteiger and his teammates pick themselves up in admirable fashion though...
...and five minutes later, Müller knocks the ball past home keeper Guaita (r.) to earn Bayern the point they need to wave the group stages goodbye