Real Madrid Have €50m on the Line in the UEFA Champions League This Season

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The UEFA Champions League this year is probably the most important European competition that clubs will be taking part in, especially for Real Madrid.

Not only will Champions League glory bring sporting success, it will also provide critical monetary injection in the club after the issues caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Reports suggest that the club has missed out on at least 180 million euros of income that is normally generated through match-day revenue, official merchandise sales and the fact that a tour of the Santiago Bernabeu is the most popular tourist attraction in the city.

Moreover, due to no summer tour, Madrid are also going to lose a major chunk of money from sponsors.

Progressing to the quarter-final stage of the Champions League alone would see Madrid collect 10.5 million euros and should Zidane's men make it to the semi-final stage, that would be worth an additional 12 million euros.

Winning the 'final eight' format in Lisbon in August would see the victorious side bag 19 million with the runners-up claiming prize money of 15 million euros.

Victory in the Champions League also allows the winners a place in the UEFA Super Cup final and this also brings in another potential 4.5 million euros in prize money.

And all of this is without considering the television market pool amounting to 3 million euros. The total of everything considered then comes to around 50 million euros.