Although most of his teammates were leggy after Tuesday's exertions against Barcelona, Presnel Kimpembe was a rock at the heart of the hosts' defence once again and formed a solid partnership with Marquinhos for the third consecutive match across competitions.
Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery is currently basking in the afterglow created by the Ligue 1 giants' phenomenal 4-0 mauling of Barcelona in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League round-of-16 encounter on Tuesday. The Spaniard and his players not only registered their most important result of the season, by some way, they also recorded one of the most significant results in the capital club's relatively short but equally storied -- particularly in a continental sense -- history.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic made a small piece of personal history at Old Trafford on Thursday when he scored his first hat trick for Manchester United.
But the veteran striker is no stranger to trebles -- his haul vs. St Etienne, in United's 3-0 Europa League round-of-32 first-leg win, marked the 17th time in his career that he has scored three or more goals in a match.
Here, we list all of Ibrahimovic's hat tricks and ESPN FC correspondents pick five of the best from the 35-year-old's illustrious career.
On Tuesday night, following their 4-0 Parc des Princes hammering at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain, my colleague Michael Yokhin tweeted: "This is Barcelona's most important and resounding defeat since Milan in 1994." He was referring to the 1993-94 Champions League final, when Johan Cruyff's heavily favored "Dream Team" fell at the hands of Fabio Capello's depleted Milan side.
For those who don't remember, here's a bit of context.
Cruyff's Barca had won four straight La Liga titles and the...
As always when PSG or France win a trophy or claim a great result, it gets flooded with fans. Tuesday was one of those nights, maybe the greatest since PSG won the Cup Winners' Cup back in 1996. People took the Champs Elysees by storm like PSG had done against Barcelona a few hours earlier...