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Spain dominance, Leicester fairytale: UCL quarterfinalists in numbers

A number of familiar clubs, plus one notable English newcomer, will take part in the quarterfinal round of the UEFA Champions League beginning with first-leg matches on April 10.

Bayern Munich have made the most quarterfinal appearances in Champions League history, followed closely by Barcelona and Real Madrid, and all three have advanced to that stage of the competition again this season. Those three clubs have combined for 46 quarterfinal appearances, while the other five have combined for 26:

UCL Quarterfinal Appearances
Bayern Munich 16
Barcelona 15
Real Madrid 15
Juventus 10
Borussia Dortmund 6
Atletico Madrid 5
Monaco 4
Leicester City 1
>> Includes this season

With Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid qualifying, Spain has three teams in the UCL quarterfinals for the fifth consecutive season -- the longest such run in the competition's history. Spanish clubs have won the last three Champions League titles:

UCL Quarterfinalists By Country
Spain 3
Germany 2
England 1
France 1
Italy 1
Lionel Messi was keen to celebrate after Barcelona recovered to defeat PSG.

Barcelona advanced to the Champions League quarterfinals for the 10th consecutive year, which is the longest such run in the competition's history:

Most Consecutive UCL Quarterfinals
Barcelona 10 2008-Present
Real Madrid 7 1998-2004
Manchester United 7 1997-2003
Real Madrid 7 2011-Present

Barcelona advanced following a four-goal comeback against PSG, winning 6-1 in the second leg. Barcelona became the first team to overcome a four-goal first-leg deficit to advance in Champions League history:

Largest First-Leg Deficits Overcome
4 goals 1 team
3 goals 1 team
2 goals 8 teams
1 goals 28 teams

Bayern Munich advanced to the quarterfinals for the 16th time with a 10-2 aggregate win over Arsenal.

With an eight-goal difference, it is the second-largest aggregate goal difference in Champions League history:

Largest Margin of Victory in Knockout-Round Matchup
Stage Winner Loser Diff.
2008-09 Round of 16 Bayern Munich Sporting 11
2016-17 Round of 16 Bayern Munich Arsenal 8
2004-05 Round of 16 Lyon Werder Bremen 8
2011-12 Round of 16 Barcelona Bayer Leverkusen 8
Monaco faced a two-goal deficit entering the second leg but defeated Manchester City.

With Monaco and Manchester City combining for 12 goals -- including a record eight goals in the first leg -- as well as Bayern Munich and Arsenal combining for 12 goals and Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain combining for 11, more goals were scored in the round of 16 than in any such previous stage in Champions League history:

Most Goals in UCL Round of 16
2016-17 62
2011-12 56
2013-14 51
Leicester City are into the last eight of the Champions League.
Leicester's first appearance in the Champions League has extended to the quarterfinals.

Leicester City qualified for their first Champions League campaign and have advanced to the quarterfinals. However, Leicester is England's only representative in the quarterfinals, which has been the trend lately:

UCL Quarterfinalists By Country, Last Five Seasons
Spain 15
Germany 9
France 6
England 4
Italy 3
Portugal 2
Turkey 1
>> Spain has won last 3 titles

The draw for the quarterfinals will take place on Friday. Unlike the round of 16, there are no restrictions on which teams can meet. In the round of 16, teams from the same group or same country would not be allowed to play against each other.

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