English Beat Germans 17-3 On Aggregate In Champions League Last 16

Lynette Rowe
March 15, 2019

So, English football is back, capped by Liverpool's victory in Munich on Wednesday night, but is the Premier League ready, once again, to dominate the Champions League?

The draw for the next round takes place on Friday and will outline which clubs will meet in the last eight and who could potentially face off in the semi-finals and final.

When asked about his ideal quarter-final line-up, Mourinho told Russian broadcaster RT: "I would like English teams to play against each other, without any kind of preference".

In Liverpool's next appearance at this stage of the competition they edged out Juventus, then Chelsea in the semi-finals, before THAT famous comeback victory over AC Milan in the 2004/05 Final. Spurs, Barcelona, Liverpool and Manchester City registered relatively easier wins than the aforementioned teams.

Below we take a look at how each of the aforementioned quadruple have fared at the quarter-final stage in the Champions League era (1992/93 onwards).

Liverpool FC are now in second place in the Premier League table as they look to try and win the title for the first time under Jurgen Klopp.

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"It would be awesome for Portugal as a country, Netherlands as a country, to have a team in the semi-final".

Liverpool reached the final of the Champions League last season before losing 3-1 to Real Madrid in Kiev.

"Because that would mean one of them reaches the semi-final, and I think they are doing so, so well in the competition, it would be unbelievable for one of them and their countries". Barcelona against Juventus in a possible final or semi-final.

Pep Guardiola's side are widely considered one of the favourites to win the Champions League, despite the presence of teams such as Juventus and Barcelona in the competition.

"Two big players in Cristiano (Ronaldo) and (Lionel) Messi is something I wouldn't waste on a quarter-final, I would wait a little bit more".

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