The superiority of the Premier League over La Liga and Serie A was very much in evidence this week, with the four English participants achieving some excellent results over their opponents. But which one is likeliest to go all the way?
Liverpool produced the best result of the week, confounding the bold predictions of the Real Madrid camp by winning 1-0 at the Bernabeu. While the Reds have laboured in the Premier League recently, they continue to beat the so-called ‘European giants’ and look good for a place in the quarter finals. Just what is it about this competition that brings out the best in the Merseyside club?
Manchester United are second favourites, but were unable to find a way past Inter at the San Siro. Indeed, some might say that the Red Devils are the likeliest English club to bow out at the last sixteen stage, especially if the Italian champions can nick an away goal.
Chelsea and Arsenal both have 1-0 advantages from their home leg matches and the stats suggest that both teams will make it through to the last eight. Will it be the turn of one of the London clubs to follow in the recent footsteps of Manchester United and Liverpool by winning the Champions League? It seems as though the English clubs are in the ascendancy right now.