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How many all-English Champions League finals have there been?



How many all-English Champions League finals have there been?

The week commencing May 2nd will see the second leg of the 2021/22 Champions League semi-finals play out.

The Premier League has two clubs represented in the final four. Liverpool were drawn against Spanish outfit Villarreal in one tie, whilst Manchester City had to take on Real Madrid in the remaining game.

Said draw means that there is a possibility of both an all-English final and an all-Spanish final.

However, after the first legs took place, it now looks much more likely we will be pitting two of England’s top clubs against one another in the competition’s showpiece in May.

Liverpool picked up a 2-0 win over Villarreal in the first leg meeting between the pair, whilst Man City edged an enthralling clash with Madrid 4-3.


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How many all-English Champions League finals have there been?

So, with an all-English Champions League final potentially on the horizon, fans are no doubt wondering how many all-English Champions League finals there have been throughout history.

Well, the answer to that is three, with all three of those finals coming in the Champions League era and none in the European Cup era.

The first all-English Champions League final came back in 2008. Manchester United and Chelsea clashed in Moscow on May 21st. Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring for the Red Devils 26 minutes in before Frank Lampard put the Blues back on level terms after 45 minutes.

The two powerhouses could then not be separated in 90 minutes nor extra time, leading to a penalty shootout which included that infamous John Terry miss as Manchester United cruised to their second CL title under Sir Alex Ferguson.

We then had to wait over 10 years for the second all-English final, with Liverpool and Tottenham clashing in Madrid for what was one of the more boring Champions League finals. Liverpool won that tie 2-0 thanks to goals from Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi.

Finally, the most recent all-English Champions League final took place just last year with Chelsea beating Manchester City as Kai Havertz scored the only goal of the game.

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