This year's Champions League is headed into its latter stages, with Borussia Dortmund, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid the four sides left of the original 32. For the first time in what seems like an eternity, there is no English representation in the semi-final. The semi-finals will be held in Germany and Spain, with envious glances from London, Manchester and Paris in particular.
Though the lack of English representation is disappointing, it opens up an opportunity for fans of English football to support a foreign club with no feeling of guilt. Previously, many fans felt obliged to support a rival club on the mere pretence that they were English, and not supporting them would be to disrespect English football.
This article will attempt to rank the two German and Spanish clubs from a neutral fan's point of view.