Manchester City kept their dream of winning the Champions League alive after a comfortable 2-0 win away at Borussia Monchengladbach.
The runaway leaders in England continued their impressive form with a goal on either side of the break.
The win was Pep Guardiola’s 19th in a row as they put a foot into the quarter-finals of the continental showpiece.
“Without good quality players, we cannot do it. The humanity of this group… the players are fantastic and have an incredible relationship. They play every game to think just win that game,” said Guardiola.
“Today, enjoy the night and then think about West Ham. When people talk about the second leg, the second leg is in three weeks so now the next target is West Ham. That is all I am concerned with.”
Also getting the job done was Real Madrid, who edged Atalanta 1-0. Crucially for the Spaniards they scored late through Ferland Mendy to enjoy an away goal advantage heading into the second leg.
Bayern Munich smashed Lazio 4-1 away and countrymen Borussia Dortmund won 3-2 at Sevilla.
If all goes according to form and results, then the last eight could very well include: Bayern, Dortmund, Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City, Real Madrid, PSG – at the expense of Barcelona – and either Porto or Juventus.