Mauricio Pochettino praised Lionel Messi prior to PSG's Champions League date with RB Leipzig.
Marco Rose hailed Erling Haaland ahead of Borussia Dortmund's Champions League clash with Ajax.
Eden Hazard has endured a frustrating time with Real Madrid as injuries have plagued his spell in the Spanish capital.
Karim Benzema is a frontrunner for the Ballon d'or, according to Luka Modric, who was also refreshingly honest about World Cup proposals.
Neymar and Leandro Paredes joined Sergio Ramos and Angel Di Maria in being unavailable for Paris Saint-Germain's clash with RB Leipzig.
Manchester United dominated Copenhagen in the last eight of the Europa League but needed an extra-time penalty to advance.