6 Clubs With Most UCL Quarter Final Appearances Ahead of Last 8 Draw

6 Clubs With Most UCL Quarter Final Appearances Ahead of Last 8 Draw

Elijah Odetokun
March 15, 2024 at 9:35 AM
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  • Bayern Munich have appeared in the most Champions League quarter-final
  • The Germans are in this season's last eight after beating Lazio in the Round of 16
  • The draw for the 2023/24 quarter-final and semi-final takes place later today

The 2023/24 UEFA Champions League has reached the last eight, and the draw for the quarter-final and semi-final will take place at Nyon, Switzerland, at 11 am GMT.

The teams left are record winners Real Madrid, holders Manchester City, Arsenal, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain.

Martin Odegaard, Eddie Nketiah, Ben White, Arsenal, Porto, UEFA Champions League, Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal players celebrate reaching the UEFA Champions League quarter-final after beating Porto on penalties. Photo by Rob Newell.
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Sports Brief looks at the six teams with the most appearances in the quarter-final.

Teams with most UCL quarter-final appearances

1. Bayern Munich

The German champions have reached the quarter-final 22 times, more than any other team in the competition’s history. Per Transfermarkt, they have missed out on the last eight only three times in the previous 20 seasons and made seven consecutive appearances between 2011 and 2018.

2. Real Madrid, Barcelona

Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona have reached the QF of the Champions League 19 times each. Both teams have won a combined 19 trophies in the competition. Madrid were eliminated in six consecutive Round of 16s between 2004 and 2010, while Barca reached their first last eight since they were embarrassed 8-2 by Bayern in 2020.

3. Manchester United

The Red Devils have featured in the quarters 14 times, more than any other English team. This year, the three-time winners’ appearance ended in the group stage after finishing bottom behind Bayern Munich, Copenhagen and Galatasaray.

4. Chelsea, Juventus

Chelsea and Juventus have appeared 12 times each. The Blues’ last two times in the UCL ended in the quarters, where Madrid eliminated them on both occasions. Both teams did not feature in Europe this season – Chelsea did not qualify after finishing 12th in the Premier League. At the same time, Juve were excluded for violating UEFA’s financial fair play rules despite qualifying for the Europa Conference League, as reported by Goal.

Two teams Arsenal must avoid

Sports Brief reported on Thierry Henry naming two teams Arsenal must avoid in the Champions League last eight after reaching the stage for the first time in 14 years.

The two teams are previous winners of the competition, and the legend wants his former team to avoid them because they are tricky, while the other six should be accepted as they come.

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Elijah Odetokun
Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.