ENGLISH HEGEMONY IN EUROPE
Four teams of the Premier League in the finals of Champions and Europe League!
Published:10/05/2019 - 00:55h
Updated:10/05/2019 - 00:57h
For the first time in the history, the four finalists of the Champions League and the UEFA Europe League will be of the same league. Liverpool And Tottenham will play in Wanda Metropolitan, whereas Arsenal and Chelsea will quote in Bakú
The English football is in luck. For the first time in the history, four teams of a same league will play lfinal ace of the two maximum European tournaments of clubs, the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europe League. To the surprising Liverpool-Tottenham that will play the 'orejona' in Wanda Metropolitan, has joined this Thursday the Arsenal-Chelsea to contest in Bakú the final of the UEL.
The another expensive of the coin affects to the Spanish football, since there will be any team of LaLiga in any of the two European finals from 2013. Valencia fell this Thursday to hands of the Arsenal in semifinals of Europe League, whereas the FC Barcelona did it in Tuesday after receiving a painful goleada against the Liverpool of Klopp in League of Champions.
On the other hand, if the Tottenham conquers the Champions League the capital of the United Kingdom, London, would turn into the second city in having two champions of distinct Europe (Chelsea won the Champions in 2012) after Milan, that already has to the AC Milan and to the Inter in the list of winners.
The Premier League, therefore, has recovered in the lawn the leadership that had between 2004 and 2009, when they gave six finalists and two champions -Manchester United and Liverpool- in League of Champions. Although the the best period of the English football gave with the seven 'orejonas' of eight possible between 1977 and 1984, a stage that still seems far.
In any case, the hegemony of the English football this season 2018-19 leaves clear that, at the end, the economic muscle has finish having a lot of importance. The big English clubs carry happening of the 1.000 million euros of cost by season in signings from the campaign 2014-15, thank you to a large extent to the money that earn by the television rights, joined to the investment of the sheiks and foreign presidents.
The contracting of trainers more experienced like Guardiola, Emery, Klopp or Pochettino has contributed also an extra degree of competitiveness to the English football, by means of variants of game that before were unknown for these teams.
Six English teams in quarter-finals of Champions and UEL
This campaign, the classification of Chelsea and Arsenal for chambers of the Europe League caused that six English clubs were to two rounds of the final for the first time from 1971. The Premier League goes back to command, and so only Manchester United and Manchester City have remained out of the European finals, curiously the two English teams that more invest summer after summer in signings. It was as it was, it is clear that the Spanish football will have to put the batteries, although it can not compete to economic level, to go back to leave to the big of England to two sails.