Champions League last four: which nations dominate?

Real Madrid and Sevilla are hoping they can continue Spain's incredible dominance of the semi-finals.

Real Madrid faced Atlético in last season's semi-finals
Real Madrid faced Atlético in last season's semi-finals ©AFP/Getty Images

Spain are hoping to supply three UEFA Champions League semi-finalists this season, and that dominance is far from unusual.

Even though Barcelona's elimination means this cannot be the sixth time one league has supplied three semi-finalists, Real Madrid and Sevillla could ensure that this will be the eighth year in succession that the Liga has had more than one team standing at that stage (Spain has not been totally absent from the semi-finals since 2006/07).

UEFA.com sees which nations have had the most semi-finalists since the number of entries for the top leagues was increased to four in 1999/2000 and whether those countries were able to convert that advantage into one-nation finals.

Last season: Watch the Atlético-Real Madrid goals
Last season: Watch the Atlético-Real Madrid goals

Previous semi-finals: who had the most entries?

In all lists eventual winners shown in bold

2016/17: 2, Spain (Atlético Madrid, Real Madrid)
2015/16: 2, Spain (Atlético Madrid, Real Madrid)
2014/15: 2 Spain (Barcelona, Real Madrid)
2013/14: 2, Spain (Atlético Madrid, Real Madrid)
2012/13: 2, Germany (Bayern München, Borussia Dortmund); 2, Spain (Barcelona, Real Madrid)
2011/12: 2 Spain (Barcelona, Real Madrid)
2010/11: 2 Spain (Barcelona, Real Madrid)
2009/10: no nation had more than one
2008/09: 3, England (Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United)
2007/08: 3, England (Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United)
2006/07: 3, England (Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United)
2005/06: 2, Spain (Barcelona, Villarreal)
2004/05: 2, England (Chelsea, Liverpool)
2003/04: no nation had more than one
2002/03
: 3, Italy (AC Milan, Internazionale Milano, Juventus)
2001/02: 2, Spain (Barcelona, Real Madrid)
2000/01: 2, Spain (Real Madrid, Valencia)
1999/2000: 3: Spain (Barcelona, Real Madrid, Valencia)

Classic all-Spanish semi-finals
Classic all-Spanish semi-finals
  • On three of the five previous occasions when three teams from the same country have made the semi-finals, there has subsequently been a one-nation final (2000, 20003 and 2008). Only twice have those finals not needed at least extra time, and in 2013 that was only after a last-minute winner.

One-nation UEFA Champions League finals

2015/16: Spain – Real Madrid 1-1 Atlético Madrid (aet, 5-3 pens)
2013/14: Spain Real Madrid 4-1 Atlético Madrid (aet)
2012/13: Germany – Bayern München 2-1 Borussia Dortmund
2007/08: England –  Manchester United 1-1 Chelsea (aet, 6-5 pens)
2002/03: ItalyAC Milan 0-0 Juventus (aet, 3-2 pens)
1999/2000Spain – Real Madrid 3-0 Valencia

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