Haven't watched it years. The only interest to me is hoping English teams fail, because their success is just pooling ever more money the top of the English game at the expense of the rest of us. They represent nothing but money.
I'm aware that Barcelona, PSG, Bayern Munich, etc. are all having the same effect in their own leagues. The English effect is more immediate and relevant to us though.
Obviously this means that last season's tournament was a bad one for me. Even City's comedy stylings had the sheen taken off them because they were knocked out by another English side.
FWIW I didn't say English sides always got through. I said the tournament wasn't designed to be unhelpful to them. Most of the time most of the clubs get through that will generate the most money. That is it's purpose.