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UEFA Reveal Real Madrid Are The Champions League Team Of The Decade

UEFA Reveal Real Madrid Are The Champions League Team Of The Decade

Real Madrid have been the best team in the Champions League this decade, and whilst that's no surprise their dominance hasn't been as obvious as most would think.

Carlo Ancelotti led to Real to La Decima in 2014 and then Zinedine Zidane won the Spanish side's 11th, 12th and 13th European titles from 2016-2018, so it's no wonder Los Blancos lead the table for the Champions League this decade.

Interestingly though if teams were put into a table for the past 10 years they'd only top Bayern Munich by 11 points, despite the Germans only winning one title. Barcelona sit in third, just a point behind Bayern despite two titles.

Champions League table for the decade. Image: UEFA.com
Champions League table for the decade. Image: UEFA.com
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As well as winning the title four times the Bernabeu have been to four semi finals in the past 10 years, but failed to make it past the last 16 in 2010 and 2019.

Bayern's overall results aren't as good but they have twice been losing finalists, losing to Inter and Chelsea, and also had two seasons failing to get into the quarter finals.

Barca have played one less game than Bayern and sit just a point behind after two titles, four semi finals and four quarter finals in the last 10 years.

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Interestingly only those three sides have been in the competition every year, with even fourth place Juventus missing out in 2010/11 and 2011/12, before winning Serie A eight years in-a-row and getting to two Champions League finals.

Manchester City top the English sides but have only been to two semi finals and failed to make it to their first final, which is likely to be a priority this season with the league title now seemingly out of reach, with one time champions Chelsea, the only other winners outside the top three, and Manchester United behind them.

Liverpool's title in 2019 and final in 2018 isn't enough to see them get into the top 10 as they also spent six season out of the competition.

Liverpool's win doesn't put them in the top 10. Image: PA Images
Liverpool's win doesn't put them in the top 10. Image: PA Images
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Perhaps most surprising on the list Dinamo Zagreb. The Croatian side have been in all but two editions of the Champions League in the timeframe but don't always make it out of the Group Stages after playing in qualifying rounds.

They have still won 35 of their 80 games and only have two points less than Manchester United in the competition in the past 10 years.

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Topics: Manchester City, Liverpool, Football News, Chelsea, Manchester United, Barcelona, Serie A, Ligue 1, PSG, Atletico Madrid, Premier League, Juventus, Champions League, Bayern Munich, Spain, Real Madrid, La Liga, Bundesliga, European Football

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