Manchester City’s Quadruple bid resumes — how close have other clubs come?

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With the last international break of the season out of the way, Manchester City can resume their quest for winning the Quadruple. 

Having already won the League Cup, Pep Guardiola’s side are two points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool (with a game in hand) and are favourites to win the FA Cup and Champions League.

If City can win their FA Cup semifinal against Brighton, see off Tottenham in their two-legged Champions League quarterfinal and go on to eliminate whoever they meet in the semifinals, then they will have a total of 15 games between now and the end of the campaign to make history.

No team in Europe’s top five leagues has ever achieved this feat — though most leagues are hamstrung by the fact there is no second domestic cup competition.

England and France have a League Cup, while both Germany (held in preseason from 1997-2007) and Spain (held in postseason from 1983-86) have had a version of the competition in the past, giving teams in those countries a short window of opportunity to complete a four-trophy haul.

Here are the previous occasions that teams have reached this stage of the season with their Quadruple hopes still alive, and how those bids played out.

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