As Champions League action heats up, Everton’s Lukaku, deservedly, wants in

After a hectic round of European matches and a mouthwatering Champions League quarterfinal draw and before an international break, there was a dramatic weekend of domestic games across the continent.

In England, Arsenal lost again while Everton forward Romelu Lukaku put his future firmly in the spotlight. Barcelona got back to its winning ways in Spain to keep the pressure on Real Madrid. FC Cologne’s Anthony Modeste has become an unlikely contender for the German Bundesliga's Golden Boot, while Gianluigi Buffon made history, again, for Juventus in Serie A.

PSG won Ligue 1's big game of the weekend, but the form of Javier Pastore has led to more questions than answers.

Here is what caught our eye Around Europe:

PREMIER LEAGUE: Lukaku earns right to demand bigger stage

LA LIGA: Messi hits 40-goal plateau–again as Barcelona earns a needed win

BUNDESLIGA: Modeste could win Golden Boot but won't get France call

SERIE A: Buffon driven by elusive Champions League glory

LIGUE 1: Pastore's inconsistency makes PSG wonder what could've been

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