English clubs Manchester City and Arsenal knocked out of the UEFA Champions League

Following their elimination from the UEFA Champions League, Manchester City and Arsenal now shift their focus back to the English Premier League.

Manchester City, the defending champions, had an impressive run last season, clinching three major European trophies. However, their reign came to an end as Real Madrid secured a 4-3 aggregate victory in a tense encounter at the Etihad Stadium. The match ended in a 1-1 draw in regular time, leading to a nerve-wracking penalty shootout where Real Madrid emerged victorious. Despite holding Carlo Ancelotti’s team to a 3-3 draw in the first leg of the quarter-finals, City fell short in the return leg, missing crucial penalties that allowed Real Madrid to advance to the semi-finals against Bayern Munich.

On the other hand, Arsenal had high hopes of claiming their first UEFA Champions League title but faced a disappointing exit at the hands of Bayern Munich. In a thrilling match at the Allianz Arena, a solitary goal from Joshua Kimmich in the 63rd minute proved decisive, sending the Germans through to the semi-finals with a 3-2 aggregate victory following a 2-2 draw in the first leg in London.

Despite the absence of English clubs in the later stages of the competition, English representation continues as Bayern Munich, led by Harry Kane, prepares to face Real Madrid, featuring Jude Bellingham, in the upcoming matches. This ensures that at least one English star will compete in the final at Wembley on June 1.