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Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United making Champions League history

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Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United have all progressed to the Champions League semifinals for the second season in a row which equals the record set in 2000/2001 when three of the previous year’s semifinalists again reached the last four.

In 2000/2001, the previous season’s winners Real Madrid were joined by 1999/2000 runners-up and losing semifinalists Valencia CF and Bayern München.

Before this season, Chelsea were the only English club to have reached successive Champions League semifinals — they achieved this in 2004 and 2005.

The 2003/2004 season is the only season in which none of the previous season’s last four reached the Champions League semifinals.

Most repeat semifinalists in the Champions League

#
Clubs
Season
3
Bayern München, Real Madrid, Valencia CF
2000/2001
3
Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United
2007/2008
2
Ajax, Juventus
1996/1997

2
Borussia Dortmund, Juventus
1997/1998
1
AC Milan
1993/1994
1
AC Milan
1994/1995
1
Ajax
1995/1996
1
Juventus
1998/1999
1
Bayern München
1999/2000
1
Real Madrid
2001/2002
1
Real Madrid
2002/2003
1
Chelsea
2004/2005
1
AC Milan
2005/2006
1
AC Milan
2006/2007