English sides re-emerge as City, Tottenham begin rewrite of Champions League struggles

THEY’RE back.

After years of Champions League struggles, Premier League clubs are now set for an incredible feat only achieved twice before in the Champions League.

Since 2012-13, English clubs have won a combined total of four Champions League knockout ties.

It’s a startling statistic which brings into focus the extent one of Europe’s premier domestic leagues has fallen on the competitive continental landscape.

While Spanish clubs have heralded in an era of dominance, their English counterparts have languished, as the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have rewritten the record books in the Champions League.