FC Bayern against Lazio Rome is a 43 million euro game

In addition to sporting success, the Champions League also involves large sums of money. Bayern can also benefit from this – depending on how far the team gets.

For FC Bayern Munich, the Champions League game against Lazio Rome (Tuesday from 9 p.m. in the t-online live ticker) is not only about making it to the quarter-finals, which is so important in sporting terms, but also about a lot of money. In the second leg of the round of 16, a total of up to 43.1 million euros in UEFA bonuses are at stake. That’s how much the German record champions would collect this season if they won the title.

Against Lazio in the second leg of the round of 16 at the Allianz Arena, after the 0-1 defeat in Rome three weeks ago, the first thing at stake is 10.6 million euros, which each quarter-finalist collects from the European Football Union (Uefa) bonus pot. Participation in the semi-finals would bring in a further 12.5 million euros. The title win on June 1st at London’s Wembley Stadium will be rewarded with 20 million euros. The losing finalist can console himself financially with 15.5 million euros.

Europe’s premier class proves to be a valuable source of money for long-term participants FC Bayern year after year. The Munich-based company’s premium income from the current competition already amounts to 75.42 million euros. In addition, there is the spectator income from four home games as well as the money from the market pool, which should add up to over 20 million euros. If Bayern advance against Lazio, they would exceed the 100 million euro mark again this season.