The Barclays Premier League is one of the most watched leagues in the world. However, it is still a long way from establishing itself as the best league in the world.
The UEFA champions league is a competition where Europe’s top teams meet and test their mettle.
Four English teams entered for the Champions League this year and with the conclusion of the group stage yesterday, today is a wonderful time for a post mortem.
Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City flew the BPL flag, with City finding themselves in the group of death for the third year running.
United arguably landed the easiest group. Chelsea and Arsenal’s European experience meant they were expected to go through easily.
Despite their appalling league form, Chelsea beat Porto 2-0 yesterday to finish top of the group.
Having played themselves into a corner, Arsenal needed to put two goals past Olympiacos to ensure progress.
Olivier Giroud’s hattrick ensured a second place finish for Arsenal.
Manchester City capitalised on a slip up by Juventus to smash Monchengladbach 4-2 to finish top of their group.
Goal shy Manchester United lost out in a thrilling encounter against a much improved Wolfsburg to crash out of the competition.
Of the three English teams left in the competition, which team do you fancy to get past the knockout stage?