Manchester United 4-0 AC Milan.
Arsenal 5-0 Porto.
Real Madrid 1-1 Lyon.
There has been talk over the past few months that the Premier League has began to fall behind La Liga in terms of it’s overall quality. With players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Xabi Alonso swapping England for Spain last summer, many felt that La Liga would now become the best league in the world, however if last night’s and tonight’s results are anything to go by, the Premier League is still head and shoulders above La Liga.
Arsenal were expected to have a tough time of it at home to Porto as they looked to overturn a 2-1 deficit from their first leg in Portugal. To say that Arsene Wenger’s men made light work of the Portuguese giants would be an huge understatement. The Gunners won 5-0 on the night to progress to the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a 6-2 aggregate win.
Meanwhile, Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United were also expected to find it difficult against the Italian giants AC Milan, however just like Arsenal, they came through with flying colours. Two goals from Wayne Rooney helped United to a 4-0 win on the night and a incredible 7-2 on aggregate.
Contrast that to Real Madrid who have once again crashed out at the last-16 stage of the competition despite the fact they spent over €270 million on players during the summer. French side Lyon managed to nick a 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu this evening, which was enough to send them through to the quarter-finals with a 2-1 aggeragate win.
With 4 teams now through to the quarters, the Premier League has 2 teams, whilst La Liga has no teams, so those of you who say that La Liga is the best league in the world are wrong. Ok, it may, on occasion, be more enjoyable to watch, but the facts are there for all to see. The Premier League is the best in the world.