Bayern Munich host BATE Borisov needing to match Valencia's result at Lille to top Group F. There's a rare start
And it's another of the new faces, fit-again frontman Mario Gomez, who gets the hosts up and running at Allianz Arena...
...with due credit to the team-mate who teed it up on a plate for him, Xherdan Shaqiri. 1-0 it remained through to half time and minutes after the restart...
...Bayern found themselves a man short when Jerome Boateng was shown a straight red card for a sliding tackle in the middle of the park
Far from shutting up shop at that point, Bayern set about hitting the net instead, first through Thomas Müller...
...then Shaqiri, as Gomez returned the earlier favour by laying on a close-range header for the industrious Swiss midfielder...
...and last but not least David Alaba, in co-production with fellow sub Franck Ribery - Shaqiri is the one offering his congratulations here. Final score: 4-1 for Bayern
With Group D victory already in the bag, Borussia Dortmund are at home to Manchester City in their final match
The first half is a hard-fought encounter, with little in the way of goalmouth incident
Much of the action is compressed into the middle of the park - Dortmund's Ilkay Gündogan shielding the ball from Carols Tevez here
Oliver Kirch (l.) is making his starting bow on the Champions League stage, and puts in a solid shift
Just shy of the hour mark another Champions League debutant, Julian Schieber (3.l.) nabs what will prove the only goal of the encounter
After that, BVB have further chances to build on their lead, but they once again find City keeper Joe Hart (not pictured) in fine form
1-0 it remains - capping off a great showing from the German champs in the tournament's putative "Group of Death"
Schalke 04 are away to Montpellier, still battling to finish top of Group B
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (3.l.) is one of several first-team regulars coach Huub Stevens opts to give a breather for starters
Youngster Sead Kolosinac (l.) is one of those to benefit, deputising for Christian Fuchs at full back
Benedikt Höwedes (l.) heads the Royal Blues in front after the restart - a co-production with fellow defender Christoph Metzelder (r.)
Emanuel Herrera (l.) nets the leveller minutes later however - and the Argentinian frontman almost wins