Hera are the most semi final appearances by a nation in UEFA Champions League
Which nation has appeared most of the times in UEFA Champions League history. We gathered some information from Transfermarkt for some of the best nations in the world, that is, their all time performing stats.
This article will tell you about the most semi final appearances by a nation in UEFA Champions League history.
Most Semi Final Appearances
- Spain – 35
- England – 28
- Germany – 18
- Italy – 16
- France – 10
- Netherlands – 5
- Portugal – 2
- Ukraine – 1
- Greece – 1
Real Madrid and Barcelona are the two clubs with most participations in UEFA Champions League history. And so they have made Spain the most active nation in the competition, having appeared 35 times in the semi-finals.
As for Germany, Bayern Munich is the club that has appeared the most in the competition. Borussia Dortmund has also been the part of this record but they have never been able to reach the level of Bayern’s legacy.
On second we have England and why won’t they be at that position. In a matter of fact, at least two English clubs take part in the UCL every year. Out of those clubs, Manchester City and Liverpool have been incredibly consistent from the past few years.
This year too, only Manchester City and Liverpool were able to clear the quarter-finals to enter the semis. City won the first semi-final leg 4-3 against Real Madrid whereas Liverpool did it 2-0 against Villareal.
City will face Real Madrid in the second leg but this time it will be at Santiago Bernabeu, the home ground of the Spanish giants. On the other side, Liverpool will be against Villareal at their home ground, El Madrigal.
Karim Benzema’s two goals in the first leg saved Madrid from being defeated by two goal margin. In all competitions for club and country this season, he has scored 46 goals and 14 assists in 48 games, which is an extraordinary performance.
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