Stan Collymore has snubbed the four Premier League teams left in the Champions League and picked Barcelona to win the competition.

The former Aston Villa hero believes the Spanish champions, are the team to beat in Europe this year.

According to Collymore, the trophy will stay in Spain for the sixth season running.

The last non-Real Madrid or Barca winner was German giants Bayern Munich way back in 2013.

Writing in his Mirror Football column, he said: “Barcelona are my favourites for the Champions League, which is why I expect only two English teams to make it to the semi-finals.

“Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Co will be too good for Manchester United in the quarters and Manchester City are overwhelming favourites against Tottenham and will win.

“Liverpool are the team which will join City in the last four because the only thing that will stop the Reds beating Porto over two legs is complacency.”

The quarter-finals get underway in the second week of April.

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