Real Madrid and PSG delivered strong performances in the first-leg of their Champions League quarterfinal matches against Borussia Dortmund and Chelsea respectively.
Cristiano Ronaldo emerged as the one single hero of the day when his strike for Real helped him complete 14 goals in a season in the the European Cup/Champions League - a record now shared with two others.
Looking to avenge their semi-final defeat at the hands of the Germans last season, Madrid flew out of the traps and were ahead within three minutes when Gareth Bale poked home from Dani Carvajal's pass.
Isco (unseen) doubled Real's lead after 27 minutes as his low shot from the edge of the area curled into the bottom corner.
Real continued to exert pressure through Bale (left).
Ronaldo then scored his 14th Champions League goal of the campaign to match the competition's record mark for goals in a season set by Lionel Messi two years ago.
Real took the match 3-0.
In the other match of the day, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was in for disappointment as his side lost 1-3 to hosts Paris St. Germain.
While PSG managed to score in stoppage time to extend lead, there was some bad news for the hosts as Zlatan Ibrahimovic limped off during the course of the match.