With Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atlético out, since 2007 the big three of La Liga did not participate in the phase prior to the final.
After the harsh elimination of Barcelona before Bayern Munich, a lament of Spanish football was completed in the UEFA champions league. And it is that, added the eliminations of Real Madrid and Athletic of MadridIt will be the first time since 2007 that the continental competition will not have a contender from that country in the semifinals.
The Blaugranas fell 8-2 against the Bávaros and further increased the feeling of disaster in LaLiga in Europe, which was already marked after the eliminations of Colchonero, who fell to Leizpig when he was a favorite at the crossroads, and Merengue, who for second consecutive season they fell in the round of 16 to Manchester City.
More than a decade later, Spain will not have any representative among the four candidates for the Orejona. The last time any Spaniard reached the semi-finals was in 2007 when Milan, Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea were the four semi-finalists and the Italians were proclaimed champions.
Since then, Real Madrid and Barcelona played 8 semi-finals, the Whites won four and the Culés three, while Atléti played up to three semi-finals and reached the final twice. More than a decade later, the streak ended.
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