There's no denying Lionel Messi's individual and historical brilliance, but the one blemish on his resume serves as motivation to continue an international career filled with heartache and disappointment.
Juventus spent big for the kind of performance that Cristiano Ronaldo delivered vs. Atletico Madrid, with the Italian power completing a sensational comeback to stay alive in the Champions League. Man City, meanwhile, had far less trouble going through.
Zinedine Zidane did the unusual in walking away from Real Madrid on his own terms after a trophy-filled run, and he's coming back to an even more unusual situation: the time to plot out the radical overhaul he knew the club needed.
A depleted Manchester United should have had no chance of coming back on PSG, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side took advantage of the opportunities sent its way–including one of two controversial VAR decisions on the day across the Champions League.
Real Madrid's miserable week at home was capped with a shocking Champions League ouster, with Dusan Tadic-led Ajax steamrolling the three-time reigning winners en route to the quarterfinals, where it'll be joined by Tottenham.
It wasn't so much a lack of effort from Jurgen Klopp's side, but just like its game against Man United, Liverpool was unable to deliver in the final third against Everton - and that's nothing but good news for Man City.
Mathematically, La Liga's title run remains alive as a contest but realistically it is over as Barcelona's win over Real Madrid takes it 10 points clear at the top of table. Los Blancos, meanwhile, find themselves once again in the position to win the Champions League to save a terribly disappointing season.