ENGLAND 11 Spain 0. It’s not a score you would ever expect to see.
But in 2020-21, Premier League clubs are beating LaLiga clubs by that very margin in European competition.
For years, the English and Spanish top flights have tussled for supremacy in the race to be considered the best league in the world.
But if this season was a boxing match, Spain would have thrown in the towel long ago.
Premier League sides have come up against Spanish opposition SIX times in the Champions League and Europa League this term.
Chelsea beat Sevilla 4-0 away in the Champions League group stage in December having drawn October’s reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge 0-0.
Man Utd then thumped Real Sociedad 4-0 – again in Spain – in the first-leg of their Europa League last-32 showdown on February 18.
Five days later, Chelsea edged past LaLiga leaders Atletico Madrid 1-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano.
United then drew 0-0 with Sociedad in the second-leg of their last-32 European tie.
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PREMIER LEAGUE vs LALIGA: 2020-21
Oct 20 – Chelsea 0-0 Sevilla – CL group stage
Dec 2 – Sevilla 0-4 Chelsea – CL group stage
Feb 18 – Real Sociedad 0-4 Man Utd – EL last-32 first-leg
Feb 23 – Atletico Madrid 0-1 Chelsea – CL last-16 first-leg
Feb 25 – Man Utd 0-0 Real Sociedad – EL last-32 second leg
Mar 17 – Chelsea 2-0 Atletico Madrid – CL last-16 second-leg
OVERALL – Premier League 11-0 LaLiga – all competitions
And now Chelsea are basking in the glory of reaching their first Champions League quarter-final in SEVEN years after completing a 3-0 aggregate win over Atleti thanks to a comfortable 2-0 win at home on Wednesday.
That means, in total, Premier League sides have scored 11 unanswered goals against their LaLiga rivals.
Spain now have just ONE team left in the Champions League with Real Madrid flying the flag.
LaLiga have two teams left in the Europa League ahead of the second-leg of the last-16 ties, with Granada leading Molde 2-0 ahead of their away leg and Villarreal defending a 2-0 lead of their own at home to Dynamo Kiev.
England still have three teams left in the competition, too.
Arsenal beat Olympiacos 3-1 in Greece, while Spurs beat Dinamo Zagreb 2-0 in North London last week.
Could there be more England vs Spain games to come? Stay tuned for the draws…