Italian teams have punched above their weight this European season, with each of the UEFA competitions possessing at least one Serie A team in the respective finals. However, it is the Champions League that has been most impressive of all, as Napoli, Milan, and Inter dismantled opponents, only for the Nerazzurri to set up a final showdown against Manchester City in Istanbul on June 10th.
The financial impact of UCL on participating Italian heavyweights has been grand, estimated through the number of matches played in the European season, including bonuses. As per Calcio e Finanza, Inter unsurprisingly take home the largest chunk – bagging approximately €100M in total revenue from the Champions League alone. In second place is Milan, with a revenue boost of €85M, followed closely by Napoli (€78M) and Juventus (€53M).
Champions League is a major source of revenue for Serie A clubs, with domestic earnings marking a fraction of what’s available on the continental front. The Italian clubs have been able to generate significant revenue from the competition this season, which will foremost help them to invest in their respective squads and perhaps even alleviate some of the debts they currently face.
Roma are Fiorentina are the two other Italian teams in the mix to lift an European trophy – the Europa League and Conference League respectively.
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