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EPL Teams Make UCL History

Premier League Teams Make UEFA Champions League History

By Keegan Kruger - Dec 07, 2017 08:30 AM @KeeganKruger

The 2017/18 UEFA Champions League group stage concluded on Wednesday night, and the Premier League clubs in the competition made history in the process.

Click through the mini-gallery above to see the Premier League sides who are still in the UEFA Champions League this season.

Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur all qualified for the knockout stage of the tournament, making England the first country to have five teams in the Round of 16, according to Opta Sports.

This season was the first time the English top flight had five representatives in the tournament after the Red Devils lifted the 2016/17 UEFA Europa League title that saw them book their spot in the Champions League despite missing out on the top four in the Premier League – the same happened with La Liga in 2015/16 after Sevilla won the 2014/15 Europa League trophy.

In addition, this campaign was also the first time four Premier League teams ended up winning their respective groups, with Liverpool, City, United and Spurs all finishing first.

Spurs, who were in a group with Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and APOEL, accumulated 16 points in the group stage, more than any other team in the competition.

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Meanwhile, Merseyside club Liverpool were the second highest goalscoring side in the first phase of the tournament as they managed to net 23 goals, just two less than Paris Saint-Germain.

What do you make of the English teams' performances in the group stage of the Champions League this season? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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Pulana Joined: 22 Nov 2017
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Pulana Dec 08, 2017 08:13 AM
@Kaizer eleven-u should read carefully before replying or commenting.the article specifically said in the knockout stages,such course confusion amongst others bro
BucsEternally Joined: 18 Feb 2014
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BucsEternally Dec 07, 2017 07:22 PM
Comes As No Surprise To Me,barclays Is The Most Competetive League In The World With Arsenal,chelsea,man Utd,man City,liverpool And spurs All Battling For The Title And I Can't Say The Same For Other 4best Leagues!
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Michaeltshigama Dec 07, 2017 12:14 PM
It's da best league in the world
Kaizer Eleven Joined: 26 May 2015
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Kaizer Eleven Dec 07, 2017 10:30 AM
This article is full inaccuracies... The English top flight is not the first league to have 5 representatives in the CL...

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