Money rain in the Champions League? Winning against Villarreal brings in a fortune

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Of: Alexander Kaidl


FC Bayern Munich is battling FC Villarreal for a place in the semi-finals of the Champions League. More cash prizes await the winner.

Munich – It crackles! On Tuesday, FC Bayern Munich* is fighting to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League*. FC Villarreal will make an appearance at the Allianz Arena after the Spaniards won the first leg 1-0. The German record champions must therefore catch up if they want to advance to the next round!

After all: the away goals rule is outdated, Bayern would not automatically be eliminated with a 2:1 or 3:2 after 90 minutes. Instead, since this season it has gone to overtime and, in extreme cases, even penalties. But of course the Munich team want everything to be clear in regulation time. Ten footballing legends are sure that FC Bayern will progress.

FC Bayern Munich: The advance against FC Villarreal brings in 12.5 million euros

Reaching the semi-finals would not only be a goal to achieve from a sporting point of view. The semi-finals would also be interesting financially for the Reds. A further €12.5m from the European Football Union bonus pot is said to be going into Munich’s coffers.

For the bosses, these funds would be real lucky charms, after all, there are high-profile contract negotiations that require additional financial leeway. Maybe you can still persuade your best striker to sign a new contract? Recently, it was reported that Robert Lewandowski decided to join FC Barcelona.

2021/2022 Champions League prize money (in million euros)

severance pay 15.64
Bonus per victory in the group 2.8
Bonus per group draw 0.93
Bonus Round of 16 9.6
Bonus quarter-finals 10.6
Semi-final bonus 12.5
Final loser bonus 15.5
Winner of the final 20

Champions League: FC Bayern against Villarreal required

Back to the finances: Bayern’s Champions League earnings would rise to a total of €101.52m in bonuses if they progress. In addition, there is an amount in the double-digit millions of the so-called market pool, the fixed amount of which is only determined at the end of the season.

UEFA’s revenue to date breaks down as follows: entry fee of 15.64 million, 2.8 million for each of the six preliminary round wins (16.8), 9.6 million for the round of 16 final and 10.6 million for the quarter-finals. There are also 36.46 million euros for performances in the European Cup over the past ten years.

Should be happy with FC Bayern’s progress from a financial point of view: sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic. © Photo swimming pool / Imago

FC Bayern Munich: High income in the Champions League – sold-out stadiums possible again

The winner of the final on May 28 at the Stade de France in Paris collects another 20 million euros. The losing finalist receives 15.5 million. A real rain of money which would be so important for Bayern. Once the Corona requirements are lifted, higher viewership revenues are again possible in home games.

The second leg against Villarreal can be played at the Allianz Arena in front of 70,000 spectators. A possible semi-final against Liverpool would also sell out quickly. Funds that Bayern have completely lacked for the past two years. The record-breaking champions are expected to generate around four million euros for each sold-out home game. Investments like the transfer of Ryan Gravenberch are once again easier to manage. (akl) * is an offer of IPPEN.MEDIA

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