Olympique Lyonnais boss Bruno Genesio hailed Barcelona's quality - and in particular that of two-goal, two-assist hero Lionel Messi - after the 5-1 last-16 defeat at the Nou Camp that sent OL crashing out of the competition.
Rennes' Hatem Ben Arfa hailed his teammates and the club's fans after the 3-1 win over Arsenal in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League last-16 tie; Gunners boss Unai Emery was confident of a return-leg comeback.
Paris Saint-Germain became the first team to be knocked out of the Champions League after winning an away first leg 2-0 as they paid for individual mistakes in a devastating 3-1 loss to Man United on Wednesday.
Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel has hailed Kylian Mbappé as "one of the best strikers in the world" as he prepares to unleash the French prodigy on Manchester United in Wednesday's UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg.
Coach Bruno Genesio hailed Memphis Depay after OL bounced back from defeat to book a semis berth 3-1 over SM Caen; Rennes boss Julien Stéphan felt the 2-0 win over US Orléans was due to a much-improved second half.