Could an English club finally come out on top in the Champions League after a five years absence?

Manchester City, Arsenal and Leicester are still currently competing in #Europe's elite competition but after Arsenal received a thrashing in Germany against the Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, many have considered that the London club are already out of the competition.

This years #Champions League seems the most competitive since the turn of the decade, Manchester City have just missed out on making it to the biggest stage in European football. Heading into the second leg Man City lead Monaco 5-3 but the two teams were woeful in defence but superb in attack.

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The biggest surprise of the competition is Leicester City, the Premier League champions topped their group and head into the second leg against Sevilla with an all important away goal. Leicester continue in the tournament without Claudio Raneri but after a superb victory against Liverpool in Premier League it showed there is still life left in the team.

Will the Spanish teams continue their European dominance?

Spain still have four teams in the competition but Barcelona suffered a humiliating defeat in #Paris, but you can never write out Barcelona from coming back from four goals down. 2015-16 European Champions Real Madrid look on course to make it into the Quarter-Finals after a comfortable 3-1 victory against Napoli.

The two final remaining Spanish clubs, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla look on the verge to making the Quarter Final stage, Madrid beat Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 while Sevilla head to Leicester with a 2-1 advantage.

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How will the rest of Europe fair?

Paris Saint-Germain look comfortably into the Quarter Final and on course to challenge for their first ever Champions League triumph. Serie A leaders Juventus lead 2-0 into the second leg against Porto but the Italian league has dropped in quality since the turn of the decade, Juventus look to be the strongest Italian side left in the competition but it will be tough to challenge for the title.

Bayern Munich look to be the only German team to make it into the next round, as Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Leverkusen suffered first leg defeats. The remaining teams are occupied by the Portuguese sides Porto and Benfica, both sides are still in the second leg.

I think the competition will still be dominated by the usual teams with Real Madrid and Bayern Munich favourites to take the crown.