Like his coach and president, Olympique Lyonnais midfielder Corentin Tolisso was bursting with pride and setting sights on the trophy after the 7-6 penalty shoot-out elimination of Besiktas JK in Istanbul.
Olympique Lyonnais held their nerve on a dramatic night in Istanbul to trump Besiktas 6-7 on penalties and clinch a place in the Europa League semis after 120 minutes of play had left the tie deadlocked at 3-3.
There was euphoria throughout the AS Monaco camp - from teenage sensation Kylian Mbappé to coach Leonardo Jardim and the Prince of Monaco - following their sensational qualification for the Champions League semis.
Radamel Falcao is ready to produce another matchwinning display for Monaco in Wednesday's UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg with Borussia Dortmund after confounding his critics this season.
Olympique Lyonnais boss Bruno Genesio was cautiously optimistic after the dramatic 2-1 first-leg win in the quarter-final tie with Besiktas; opposite number Senol Günes lamented the crowd disturbances that delayed the kick-off.
French champions Paris Saint-Germain and Ligue 1 leaders AS Monaco renew their rivalry at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday evening, with a meeting with Angers SCO in May's Coupe de France final at stake.
On a dramatic evening that saw kick-off delayed by crowd disturbances, Lyon saved the best for last, coming back from a goal down to beat Besiktas 2-1 in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League quarter-final tie.
The attacks on the Dortmund team bus dominated reactions after Monaco's 3-2 win in Germany, Leonardo Jardim hailing the fans' behaviour while an emotional Nuri Sahin tried to put things in perspective.