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Bayern Munich captain Lahm denies English football on the slide

Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm doesn't believe English football is on the slide.

Bayern are expected to dump Arsenal out of the Champions League tonight.

But Lahm insisted there has been a shift of power in Europe.

He said: "It is a surprise to have no English teams in the quarter-finals.

"They have a strong league and have gone quite far in the past, so it is a big surprise. A lot of teams have caught up. We are here, Borussia Dortmund are here."

And Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes concluded: "The English teams were strong. Now there are three Bundesliga teams. There are always changes - that livens up the Champions League."

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