The effects of the heavy defeat suffered by Real Madrid, the defending champion, against Manchester City, did not stop at the borders of the stadium, but rather went beyond that to extend to the team’s profits in the current version of the Champions League.
Real Madrid fell at the “Al-Ittihad” stadium, and lost to “The Citizens” by 4-0 in the second leg of the semi-finals of the Champions League, after a 1-1 draw in the first leg, to give up the “Merengue” title that it achieved in the last version.
The Spanish newspaper “Sport” reported that this loss cast a shadow over different aspects of Real Madrid.
On the sports side, Manchester City, led by coach Pep Guardiola, dominated Madrid and hit its opponent with an “iron fist,” says the newspaper.
The defeat in this way confirmed beyond any doubt that Real Madrid needed to make structural changes in terms of players.
The defeat also affected the club economically, as the clubs’ participation in the Champions League is not limited to confirming history and heritage only, but also to achieve economic profits, which “Sport” described as “astronomical” amounts.
Naturally, the farther a team gets in the tournament, the more money it can boost its coffers with.
Once you participate in the Champions League, the treasury of each club enters the amount of 15.6 million euros, in addition to 2.8 million euros for each victory in the group stage, and 930 thousand euros for each draw.
In the elimination stages, each team that reached the quarter-finals will receive 9.6 million euros, to which another 10.6 million will be added when reaching the golden square.
Each team from the two finalists will receive 15.5 million euros, in addition to another 4.5 million euros for the winner of the title.
Given these numbers and Real Madrid’s loss in the semi-finals, the “royal” club refreshed its treasury by 60 million euros.
As for his failure to reach the final match, Real Madrid lost 15.5 million euros, in addition to the 4.5 million he would have received if he won the title for the 15th time in his history, which means that he gave up 20 million euros.