Ranking Europe's Top 5 Leagues on How Many Teams Have Reached the Champions League Quarter Finals

Leaving aside the likes of Portugal (Benfica and Porto), Turkey (Galatasaray and Fenerbahce), Ukraine (Shakhtar Donetsk and Dynamo Kyiv) and Russia (CSKA Moscow and Spartak Moscow), as well as a number of smaller nations who have had one team representing, who leads the way in having teams in the Champions League quarter finals? Focusing on Europe's top five leagues, here is the breakdown... Teams in the quarter finals: Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur,...

Italy - 5 teams

Teams in the quarter finals: Juventus, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Roma and Lazio

Juventus and both Milan sides have won the Champions League, while both teams from the capital have made it to the last eight. 

However, the remaining four Italian sides who have competed in Europe's premier competition did not make it to the quarters; Fiorentina, Napoli, Parma and Udinese. 

Germany - 6 teams

Teams in the quarter finals: Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen, Schalke 04, Wolfsburg and Kaiserslautern

Bayern and Dortmund are both previous winners and even met in the 2013 final at Wembley. 

Leverkusen were finalists, while Schalke made it to the last four. However, Germany are 2nd when it comes to having the most amount of teams in the tournament (11), but the likes of Werder Bremen, Stuttgart and Hamburg have not been so successful.

France - 7 teams

Teams in the quarter finals: PSG, Monaco, Marseille, Lyon, Nantes, Bordeaux and Auxerre

Marseille remain the only ever French winners of the competition, the inaugural edition, but the nation has a great record of teams reaching the quarter finals, especially during the earlier years. 

Only Montpellier, Lens and Lille have never reached the last eight from Ligue 1.

Spain - 7 teams

Teams in the quarter finals: Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Valencia, Villarreal, Malaga and Deportivo La Coruna

Naturally heavyweights like Barca, Real and Atleti make the quarters on a regular basis, but let's not forget how Valencia made consecutive finals, Depor reached the semis after that comeback against Milan and Malaga were knocked out by Dortmund in the last eight in the most dramatic way possible. 

Having said that, six further teams, such as Sevilla and Athletic Bilbao, have not been so fortunate. 

England - 8 teams

Teams in the quarter finals: Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, Leeds United and Leicester City

The Foxes' win over Sevilla means that the Premier League has had the highest number of different teams competing in the Champions League quarter finals over the years. 

In fact, only Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United have failed to reach the last eight during their respective campaigns in the competition.

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