Crisis of the English? Without finalists in Champions and Europa League
Christian Felipe Amezquita Ortiz
August 18, 2020, 07:52 p.m.
Only one team from England was present in the semifinals of both competitions.
In the absence of a member who will be defined this Wednesday, both the Champions League and the Europa League are about to consecrate their new monarch. Precisely one of the aspects that attracts the most attention is the absence of English teams in the final phases of both competitions.
Manchester United was the only one to stand up for the Premier, but still failed to advance to the Europa League final. With the above, the English stopped competing for a European title after five years of uninterrupted participation and it is the second time this has happened in 16 years.
As previously mentioned, United was the team that reached the furthest (Europa League semi-finals), followed by Manchester City and Wolverhampton (quarter-finals of the Champions and EL, respectively), in the second round of the Champions Tottenham, Chelsea and Liverpool remained, and Arsenal fell in 16th of the Europa League.
The last time something similar happened was in the 2014/15 season, when Everton (EL), Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea (Champions) failed to make it past the round of 16. And before that, it is necessary to go back to the 2003/04 season when Chelsea in the Champions League and Newcastle in the Europa League fell in the semi-finals.
Incredibly, this season, completely negative, was totally opposite to the previous one, full of joys for the English teams. In 2018/19, Liverpool became Champions and Chelsea won over Arsenal in the Europa League final. From heaven to hell in a year.