Premier League still well able to compete

Although German and Spanish teams dominated the Champions League last season, the big English clubs are well placed for a comeback, writes Today FM's Michael McMullan.

10th August, 2013
Gareth Bale of Tottenham Hotspur: keen to go to Real Madrid. Photo: Getty

When Manchester United and Chelsea contested the Champions League final in 2008, it came in the middle of a period in which Premier League clubs filled three of the four semi-final places, in each of three successive seasons.

Five years on from that final, last season's all-German climax came long after the Premier League representatives had departed. According to popular analysis at the time, it spoke of a sharp decline in the fortunes and prosperity of...

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