Manchester City was surprisingly eliminated yesterday by Lyon in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. For the first time in the history of the tournament (since 1992), there is no team from England, Spain or Italy in the last four. It’s unique.
No team from England, Spain, or Italy in the semi-finals. The last time that happened was in the 1990/91 season when there was still a battle for European Cup 1. Red Star Belgrade won the Cup with the Big Ears in ‘91, the Serbian club settled after a penalty with Marseille. Bayern Munich and Spartak Moscow were killed in the semi-final.
Lyon joined the last four yesterday, earlier Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig, and PSG qualified for the semi-finals of the Champions League. For the first time, there are two clubs from France in the last four on the Champions League.
Possibly we’ll even get a French final, as Lyon is competing against Bayern and PSG crosses the swords with RB Leipzig. Also, a German final, like in 2013 (when Bayern won from Dortmund), is possible.