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Revealed: The 10 Greatest Teams That Did NOT Win The Champions League

Adnan Riaz

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Revealed: The 10 Greatest Teams That Did NOT Win The Champions League

Arsenal's legendary 'Invincibles' side have been named as the best team that never won the Champions League.

Legendary former Gunners boss Arsene Wenger led Arsenal to the Premier League title in the 2003-04 season without suffering a single defeat in England's top-flight league.

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However, the iconic Arsenal team failed to capture the Champions League trophy in the 2003-04 season.

Arsenal brushed aside Celta de Vigo in the round of 16 before facing London rivals Chelsea in the quarter-finals.

The Gunners' first-leg clash at Stamford Bridge ended in a 1-1 draw, but the second-leg tie didn't end in Wenger's favour.

Arsenal crashed out of the Champions League in a 2-1 defeat at Highbury.

The London club went into half-time with a 1-0 lead, but Chelsea legend Frank Lampard pulled back an equaliser for the Blues early in the second half.

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Wayne Bridge's left-footed finish beat Jens Lehmann in the 87th minute to condemn Arsenal to a 2-1 defeat on the night.

FourFourTwo compiled the rankings and placed the Invincibles top of the pile ahead of Jose Mourinho's 2004-05 Chelsea side.

Juventus (1996-99) finished third in the rankings, while Atletico Madrid (2013-14 and 2015-16) ranked fourth and Valencia (1999-2001) came fifth.

Atletico's 2013-14 and 2015-16 sides both reached the Champions League final, only to lose to arch-rivals Real Madrid on both occasions.

Posted below are FourFourTwo's picks for the 10 best teams that didn't win the Champions League.

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10. Ajax (1995-97)

9. Juventus (2014-19)

8. Barcelona (1993-96)

7. Borussia Dortmund (2012-2013)

6. Inter Milan (1998-99)

5. Valencia (1999-2001)

4. Atletico Madrid (2013-14 and 2015-16)

3. Juventus (1996-99)

2. Chelsea (2004-05)

1. Arsenal (2003-04)

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Topics: valencia, Chelsea, Football, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, UEFA, Ajax, Borussia Dortmund, Juventus, Arsenal, Champions League, Inter Milan

Adnan Riaz
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