Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Liverpool all convey a three-goals preferred advantage into the second legs of the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, and the other – Bayern Munich – will even now be vigorously favored with a slim lead away from home against sloppy Sevilla.
Therefore, banishing minor occurrences from the teams on the losing ends, the four Champions League semi-finalists will be the previously mentioned Bayern, alongside Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Liverpool.
Except for AC Milan, who have won the trophy seven times, these are the four most successful and consistent team in the history of UEFA Champions League ever.
With Los Blancos leading the way – their Champions League triumph in Cardiff a year ago was their twelfth. Barcelona, Bayern Munich, and Liverpool are all in joint third place, having hoisted the Europen trophy five times each.
During a time of football where small teams are rapidly ascending to wind up as European powerhouses, bankrolled by foreign moneybags, it has turned out to be evident that in Europe’s elite competition you need something other than just monetary clout.
Several lovers of the beautiful game discuss the intangibles – those unmeasurable variables that set certain teams and players out from the rest. In view of recent performances, there is a cogent comment to be said about them.
The Cityzens has cruised through the EPL this season, and will possibly claim the Premier League title against the City rivals Manchester United this weekend. They have broken series of record under Pep Guardiola, having gotten a great deal of new footballing talents over the summer and viola they were powerless to resist the mighty missiles form Jurgen Klopp led-side.
They were humiliated in an electric first half by a team who are 18 points behind them in the Premier League. It was another of those celebrated evenings at Anfield, of which there has been such a significant number over the years, where the event appears to bring out something exceptional from the Merseyside team.
Spanish giants Real Madrid can attest to something comparative. Their league season was over by Christmas, and they were dumped out of the Copa del Rey by Leganes.
Days after facing a PSG side who had invested over £400million worth of Qatari cash on players in the summer transfer window. PSG even took a 1-0 lead in Bernabeu. Be that as it may, Los Blanco’s enchantment came to the fore, and from nowhere Madrid won 3-1. giving them the liberty to progress to the next stage of the competition and play a rematch with Italian Champions Juventus in this round of the competition where they continued with their dominance of Europe, securing a comfortable 3-0 win in Turin.
Several teams have attempted to break into Europe’s world-class, and the money related quality of teams like Manchester City and PSG implies they will stay close by at the business end of Europe elite competition for a considerable length of time to come. But with regards to the night of the defining moment of the beautiful game, teams will need more than financial strength to beat the experienced sides
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