It was a mixed bag for the French contingent as PSG taught Scottish champions Celtic a harsh footballing lesson while Monaco put in a less than impressive display in Germany versus Leipzig.
United recovered from their weekend draw against Stoke to comfortably beat Basel 3-0 at home; the result though will be overshadowed by Pogba’s injury.
Zinedine Zidane as a player was fascinating, at times show-stoppingly brilliant. Zinedine Zidane the manager, though, might be even better.
On a night when the world was watching, Higuain (with help from Alves) made Juventus’ qualification to the UCL final seem ridiculously easy. Who will step up for Monaco in the second leg?
With the first legs of the UCL semis concluded, Bemi takes a look at what we can extract from the performances of Juve and Real. Is the final already decided?
In the second leg of the UCL quarters, Mbappé shone through (again) for Monaco, Ronaldo reached 100 for Madrid in a game crowded by refereeing errors, and Leicester bowed out with pride.