Milan Would Miss Out on Large Profits with UCL Fiasco

Milan are hanging by a thread in the Champions League following the collapse versus Borussia Dortmund at home. They have their shoulders against the wall. They need to defeat Newcastle United and hope PSG lose in Germany. It’s the only favorable combination.

The elimination would have heavy financial ramifications, La Gazzetta dello Sport points out. The Rossoneri have cashed in €61M in prize money and game-day profits so far. The stream of revenue would stop if they bowed out. They had raked in €127M in the past season, so they risk a €66M deficit.

The consequences wouldn’t stop there. Even though FIFA has yet to disclose the criteria, participating in the Clubs’ World Cup in 2025 will most likely depend on the Champions League ranking in recent years. Inter are a lock already, while Milan and Napoli trail Juventus at the moment.

The Rossoneri would no longer have the chance to overtake the Old Lady, clearing the lane for the Partenopei. It would be another blow to their balance sheets. The new competition has a €2B prize pool. Partaking is worth €50M on its own.

Therefore, if Milan don’t defeat Newcastle United and get some help, they’ll miss out on over €100M. They’ll finish last in the group, and thus not even be demoted to the Europa League, with any other result. If they prevailed, and PSG and Borussia Dortmund drew, they’d be third.

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