Before 2000, in the Champions League or the Champions League, the final did not happen between teams in the same country. Subsequently, the best league teams showed their advantages more and more, and each country in the TOP 4 had a glorious moment. The Italian, who dominated the European Cup from 1989 to 1998 (there was only one final without an Italian team), settled in the 2003 final (Milan beat Juventus on a penalty kick). As early as 2000, people knew that the Cup would go to Spain. Real Madrid defeated Valencia in the final.
Then came the British era. In 2005, Liverpool defeated Milan in the famous Istanbul final. The next four finals were all played by the English team. The 2008 championship was Britain’s internal affairs-Manchester United defeated Chelsea. Until 2012, Chelsea became the European champion after facing Bayern in the final.
Bayern won the match a year later against Dortmund in the final because of Germany’s anti-media presence in Europe. Then the game passed to the Spaniards. Since the 2010/11 season, the Spanish team has lifted the Champions League 6 times (Real Madrid 4 times, Barcelona 2 times). In 2014 and 2016, the finals were not even Spaniards, but Madrid. Real Madrid beat Atletico twice.
The barren years of the British
The British had to wait for the opportunity again. On the one hand, this is natural-we have been observing the football cycle for many years. On the other hand, they have become the laughing stock of Europe over the years. The same Premier League, the richest and most valuable football league in the world. It is true that the list of the most valuable clubs includes Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern, but the top ten has been dominated by English teams. The latest TOP 10 list includes five English teams. Manchester United ranked third. These figures show the value of English football. The Times of India wrote that in the 2018/19 season, this was the last season not affected by the epidemic, and Huddersfield, who was relegated from the league, received nearly 100 million pounds in income. Bayern’s revenue from winning the Bundesliga has decreased. In 2019, according to “Deloitte” analysis, 12 English clubs entered the top 30 of the top 30 clubs. Freed from the league two years later, Sheffield United earned more than Milan, who returned to the Champions League this year.
How does this translate into results? In 2013, no English team has reached the quarter-finals. There were only two teams left in the group, but then Arsenal were eliminated against Bayern and Manchester United against Real Madrid. A year later, things are better. Manchester was eliminated in the quarter-finals against Bayern and Chelsea advanced to the semi-finals. However, there, Atletico Madrid performed better. 2015 was another disaster-all three English clubs fell in the 1/8 match-Chelsea vs. Paris Saint-Germain, Arsenal vs. Monaco, Manchester City vs. Barcelona. A year later, Manchester City reached the semifinals, but lost to Real Madrid. Until 2017, Leicester City was the farthest, but Atletico did not make it into the quarterfinals.
-I participated in the 2013-17 UEFA Champions League and I remember telling Martin Taylor “What happened?” We spent money, and La Liga and Bundesliga made us laugh no matter what. As the Premier League, we have always been the laughing stock of Europe. They took a lot of money from us to the players, and then they won and reached the final anyway. But when you look back over the past few years, we have regained our position in early May, Sky Sports’ Gary Neville said.
The cards were flipped in 2018. Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool reached the Champions League final. This is the British team’s first final in six years. It was impossible to win at the time-Real dominated the game, winning for the third time in a row. Although you may be wondering what would happen if Loris Carrius had a better day. Only a year later, the British were finally proud. For the first time since 2008, the final was held between Premier League clubs. Liverpool faced Tottenham Hotspur and achieved a goal they could not win the year before. In 2020, it seems to be a single jump, because England again missed the pandemic in the semifinals (Man City lost to the Lyon Olympiad in the quarterfinals). Today it seems that this trend is beneficial to the British. On Friday, Manchester City will face Chelsea in the final in Porto. This will be England’s 14th victory in the Champions League. The Spaniards are still a bit behind, they have won 18 of the most important club games. But the British are chasing them.
Let us add to the good results of the Europa League. In 2016, Liverpool reached the final, even though they lost to Sevilla. A year later, Manchester United won the game against Ajax. In 2019, like the Champions League, the Europa League final is also England-Chelsea defeated Arsenal. Manchester United reached the final again in 2021, but this time Villarreal performed better.
The coach changed the English league
Moneybag has never scored a goal, but I have to admit that it is money that determines who can really count on the ultimate success. The largest is in the British Isles. In 2017, a UEFA report showed that 20 Premier League clubs accounted for more than 25% of the total revenue. The total revenue of European football (5.3 billion euros). In contrast, La Liga’s revenue was 2.9 billion euros, Bundesliga was 2.8 billion, Serie A and Liege were 1.6 billion and 1.6 billion euros, respectively. According to FIFA’s 2018 Global Transfer Report, the top five European leagues spent US$5.14 billion on players, and English clubs alone spent US$1.98 billion on overseas transfers.