Champions League last four: which nations dominate?

For the first time in eight years no nation has more than one team in the semi-finals.

Real Madrid faced Atlético in last season's semi-finals
Real Madrid faced Atlético in last season's semi-finals ©AFP/Getty Images

For the first time in eight year no nation (and specifically Spain) has more than one team in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals.

Barcelona's elimination meant this could not be the sixth time one league has supplied three semi-finalist. Sevilla's fall than ensured that the Spanish Liga did not have more than one team standing at that stage or the first time since 2009/10 (Spain has not been totally absent from the semi-finals since 2006/07).

UEFA.com sees which nations have had the most semi-finalists since the number of entries for the top leagues was increased to four in 1999/2000 and whether those countries were able to convert that advantage into one-nation finals.

Last season: Watch the Atlético-Real Madrid goals
Last season: Watch the Atlético-Real Madrid goals

Previous semi-finals: who had the most entries?

In all lists eventual winners shown in bold

2017/18: no nation has more than one
2016/17
: 2, Spain (Atlético Madrid, Real Madrid)
2015/16: 2, Spain (Atlético Madrid, Real Madrid)
2014/15: 2 Spain (Barcelona, Real Madrid)
2013/14: 2, Spain (Atlético Madrid, Real Madrid)
2012/13: 2, Germany (Bayern München, Borussia Dortmund); 2, Spain (Barcelona, Real Madrid)
2011/12: 2 Spain (Barcelona, Real Madrid)
2010/11: 2 Spain (Barcelona, Real Madrid)
2009/10: no nation had more than one
2008/09: 3, England (Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United)
2007/08: 3, England (Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United)
2006/07: 3, England (Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United)
2005/06: 2, Spain (Barcelona, Villarreal)
2004/05: 2, England (Chelsea, Liverpool)
2003/04: no nation had more than one
2002/03
: 3, Italy (AC Milan, Internazionale Milano, Juventus)
2001/02: 2, Spain (Barcelona, Real Madrid)
2000/01: 2, Spain (Real Madrid, Valencia)
1999/2000: 3: Spain (Barcelona, Real Madrid, Valencia)

Classic all-Spanish semi-finals
Classic all-Spanish semi-finals
  • On three of the five previous occasions when three teams from the same country have made the semi-finals, there has subsequently been a one-nation final (2000, 20003 and 2008). Only twice have those finals not needed at least extra time, and in 2013 that was only after a last-minute winner.

One-nation UEFA Champions League finals

2015/16: Spain – Real Madrid 1-1 Atlético Madrid (aet, 5-3 pens)
2013/14: Spain Real Madrid 4-1 Atlético Madrid (aet)
2012/13: Germany – Bayern München 2-1 Borussia Dortmund
2007/08: England –  Manchester United 1-1 Chelsea (aet, 6-5 pens)
2002/03: ItalyAC Milan 0-0 Juventus (aet, 3-2 pens)
1999/2000Spain – Real Madrid 3-0 Valencia

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