Three Spanish teams have crashed out of the 2022/23 Champions League with a game to spare for the first time this century.
Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, and Sevilla have all crashed out of the Champions League after matchday four results.
Barcalona was placed in Group C of the Champions League alongside Bundesliga giants, Bayern Munich, Bayern Munich, and Viktoria Pizen.
Barcelona opened their Champions League campaign against Viktoria Pizen at Camp Nou with a convincing 5-0 win.
Lewandowski bagged his Champions League hat-trick for Barcelona. Goals from Ferran Torres and Franck Kessie completed the rout.
Their next stop was Allianz Arena where they lost 2-0 to the Bundesliga giants. Goals from Hernandez and Sane ensured Xavi left Allianz with no points.
The Catalans took on Inter Milan at the San Siro in their third match. The game ended in another defeat for the La Liga giants.
Calhanoglu scored late in the second half to secure all three points for the Nerrazurri, while Barcelona suffered their second defeat in the group.
Barcelona’s fourth game was against the same opponent as 2020/21 Serie A Champions arrived for the second leg.
The game ended in a six-goal thriller as both sides settled for a 3-3 draw, with Inter Milan narrowly missing a chance to secure all three points against their hosts.
Barcelona played their fifth Champions League game against Bayern Munich and suffered a third defeat, losing 3-0 to the Bundesliga champions.
However, before the Bayern Munich game, Barcelona’s Champions League exit was confirmed after Inter Milan thrashed Viktoria Pizen, 4-0.
Barcelona will play Viktoria Pizen in their last Champions League game, but they have exited UCL and will join Europe’s second-tier club competition, the Europa League.
Atletico Madrid opened their Champions League campaign on a winning note, with a 2-1 win over Portuguese side, FC Porto.
All three goals in the game was scored at stoppage-time with Hermoso and Antoine Griezmamn with the goals for the host, while Uribe scored for the visitors, who were reduced to 10-man in the 81st minute
Their second game was away to Bayer Leverkusen. They lost 2-0 to the Bundesliga side in Germany.
The La Liga giants traveled to Belgium for their third match against Club Brugge
It was a disappointing second defeat as they suffered another 2-0 defeat to the Belgian club.
The Diego Simeone-led team hosted the Belgian side in return leg at the Metropolitano stadium for their fourth match.
The match ended in a barren draw as both sides failed to find the back of the net.
Diego Someone needed to win their fifth match against Bayer Leverkusen at home to stand a chance of making it to the round of 16.
The game ended on a disappointing note.
They had to come back twice after Bayer Leverkusen took the lead twice.
Carrasco missed a last- minute penalty that would have turn things around.
The game ended in a disappointing note as they settled for a 2-2 draw.
After the match, Atletico Madrid dropped out of the Champions League, they still have to battle for a place in the Europa League with Bayer Leverkusen.
Sevilla was placed in Group G of the 2022/23 Champions League along English champions Manchester City, Borussia Dortmund, and FC Copenhagen.
The six times Europa League winners opened their Champions campaign with a heavy 4-0 defeat against Manchester City in Spain.
Their next game against FC Copenhagen away from home ended in a barren 0-0 draw.
Their third match was a deal-breaker. Hosting Borussia Dortmund at home, Sevilla suffered a heavy 4-1 defeat as their winless run in the group continued.
The defeat led to the sack of Lapotegieu, their manager, after a combined run of poor results even in the La Liga.
Traveling to Germany for the return leg against Dortmund, the team salvaged a 1-1 draw, but it was too late after Borussia Dortmund settled for a draw with Manchester City.
Hosting FC Copenhagen in Spain for their fifth match, the team cruised to a 3-0 victory over the 10-man visitors.
Their exit from the Champions League was confirmed after Dortmund’s barren draw with Manchester City.
Real Madrid is the only Spanish team in the knockout stage
Defending champions Real Madrid is the only Spanish team that had made it to the round of 16 of the 2022/23 Champions League campaign.
Despite losing their fifth game to RB Leipzig in Germany, Real Madrid booked their place in the next round after securing 10 points from five matches to top Group F.