The 2018/2019 Champions League trophy ‘is coming home’.
The 2018/2019 Europa League trophy ‘is coming home’
The Premier League breathed its finesse on the Champions League and the Europa League.
In Madrid on June 1st 2019, the Champions League final sees two Premier League side clash against each other Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur.
After the Semi Final 1st leg matches were played, the naysayers said no Premier League team would make it to the final of Europe’s most prestigious tournament.
Lionel Messi-led Barcelona thrashed Liverpool 3-0.
Ajax went to Spurs new stadium to secure a vital 1-0 win.
AGAINST ALL ODDS- The hallmark of Premier League clubs.
Liverpool’s Mo Salah, a player with over 30+ goals and assists contributions picked up an injury just before the second leg, Firmino was out injured, no Naby Keita for Liverpool.
How would they comeback from 3 goals down against Almighty Barcelona?
Klopp’s side did the unthinkable. They took the game to Barcelona, thrashed the Spanish Champions 4-0, they made Barcelona look like a division two side.
For Spurs, after losing 1-0 at home, they went behind in Amsterdam as De Ligt and Ziyech put The dutch side 2-0 ahead on the night and 3-0 on aggregate.
Way out from there?
With just 45 minutes of action left, Lucas Moura scored an incredible hat trick to dump out the conquerors of Real Madrid and Juventus from the competition.
The Premier League Sits on the iron throne. La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, French Ligue one, bow down to your leader.
Liverpool knocked out German Champions Bayern Munich at the round of 16 stage.
Manchester United knocked out French Champions PSG.
Liverpool knocked out Spanish League Champions Barcelona.
Spurs knocked out the best Dutch side in decades, Ajax.
The Premier League is first amongst equals.
In Europe’s 2nd tier club competition, the Europa League, its another all Premier League final; Arsenal vs Chelsea.
Premier League clubs have dominated every where. This guarantees a all Premier league clash in the UEFA Super cup, winner of Champions League vs winner of the Europa League.
11 years ago, it was Manchester United vs Chelsea in the Champions League final, this time around, its Tottenham Vs Liverpool.
It is worthy to note that Manchester City, the Premier League defending champions and current table toppers are not in this European conversation.
It tells one the spread of strength of the Premier League. Oh well, it took a club from England to knock out Pep Guardiola’s side in the Quarter finals- Spurs.
Premier League’s strength is also evident as the title race goes down the wire. unlike other Leagues in Europe whose champion have long emerged, Liverpool and Manchester City wait till the final day to know who emerges champions.
All hail the Premier League.