One thing we know: when it is all over, those of us who survive will find some form of meaning in it, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
Sevilla clinched the runner-up spot in Group E and qualified for the knockout phase of the Champions League with a draw against Maribor.
Liverpool moved closer to the Champions League knockout phase after the five-time European champions beat Maribor.
Wissam Ben Yedder hit a hat-trick as Sevilla soared to the top of Champions League Group E by cruising to a win over Slovenian champions Maribor.
Schalke need to win their Champions League tie with Maribor and hope for a favourable result from Chelsea.
Jose Mourinho singled Eden Hazard out for special praise after Chelsea rallied from a goal down to draw with Maribor.
Chelsea have crushed Maribor in a predictably one-sided Champions League Group G match at Stamford Bridge.
Luka Zahovic has pounced on an embarrassing defensive blunder from Sporting to rescue a draw for Maribor in the Champions League.
Spartak Moscow's hopes of earning a place in the Champions League last 16 suffered a damaging blow drew with Maribor.
Liverpool eased the pressure on Jurgen Klopp as Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah inspired a thrashing of Maribor in the Champions League.
Max Meyer scored the only goal against Maribor to send Schalke into the knock-out stage of the Champions League.
Jose Mourinho shouldered the responsibility for Chelsea's surprise 1-1 Champions League draw away to Maribor.
Chelsea have equalled their unbeaten start to the season after 16 games with a Champions League draw against Maribor.
Schalke came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw at home to Maribor in their Champions League Group G match.
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