Champions League: English clubs fail to make last 8
With Man City's exit, no English team is in the last eight of Europe's elite club competition.
LONDON - Manchester City were knocked out of the Champions League by Barcelona on Wednesday to leave the English Premier League without a representative in the last eight of Europe's elite club competition for the second time in three years.
As three Spanish sides, two French and one each from Germany, Italy and Portugal awaited the last-eight draw on Friday, England's much-loved and cash-washed top flight will have no direct interest in the latter stages of the tournament.
Chelsea were the last English winners in 2012, Manchester United triumphed in 2008 and reached the final in 2009 and 2011 while Chelsea made the last four 12 months ago before losing to Atletico Madrid.
French sides proved to be the nemesis for Chelsea and Arsenal this season.
Premier League leaders Chelsea battled to a 1-1 draw in their last-16 first-leg game at Paris St Germain but were stunned when 10-man PSG fought back to draw 2-2 and progress on away goals.
Arsenal would have been delighted to draw Monaco in the last 16 but imploded in a 3-1 defeat in the first leg in London, a spirited 2-0 victory in the Principality proving insufficient to stop the Ligue 1 team advancing on away goals.
At least Chelsea and Arsenal survived the group stage.
Liverpool, Premier League runners-up behind Manchester City last season, failed to get to the knockout stages, finishing third in a group behind Real Madrid and Swiss champions Basel.
All of which left Everton as the only English side left in European competition this season.
They take a 2-1 lead to Dynamo Kiev in the second leg of their Europa League last-16 clash on Thursday.
But however far Roberto Martinez's team go in the second-tier competition, it has been a chastening season for the Premier League abroad.
Carlos Tevez scored twice and set up another goal as Juventus crushed Borussia Dortmund 3-0 to reach the quarterfinals for only the second time since 2006 with a 5-1 aggregate victory.
The Argentine forward drilled in from distance after three minutes and set up Alvaro Morata for the second goal 20 minutes from time. Tevez added his second late on with the Germans well beaten.
Serie A leaders Juventus, unbeaten in their last 12 matches away from home in all competitions, were never threatened by toothless Dortmund who had high hopes of overturning their first-leg defeat in Turin.
"I am very satisfied because we advanced after playing two very good games," Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri told reporters. "We were disciplined and allowed Dortmund very little without making many fouls."