Ivan Rakitic lauded Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi following his three-goal haul in the 4-0 victory over PSV on Tuesday.
Mauricio Pochettino defended his Tottenham squad after questions about the absences of Kieran Trippier and Toby Alderweireld.
Having described the environment at Inter as "ugly" during the past few weeks, Mauro Icardi revelled in Tuesday's 2-1 triumph.
Paris Saint-Germain overturned a two-goal deficit before going on to lose to Liverpool, much to the disappointment of Thomas Tuchel.
Jurgen Klopp has never seen Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge in better shape.
After three games without scoring, Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed a brace against Sassuolo, but Juventus team-mate Douglas Costa was sent off.