UCL: How Much Manchester City and Arsenal Earned After Quarter Final Elimination

UCL: How Much Manchester City and Arsenal Earned After Quarter Final Elimination

Elijah Odetokun
April 20, 2024 at 2:13 PM
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  • Arsenal and Manchester City were eliminated from the UCL on the same night
  • The Gunners lost to Bayern Munich, while City were beaten by Real Madrid
  • Both clubs will miss out on more prize money but made significant before exiting

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Manchester City and Arsenal were eliminated from the UEFA Champions League on the same night, but both English clubs made significant fortunes in prize money.

Arsenal were beaten 3-2 on aggregate by Bayern Munich, while the champions were ousted by European giants Real Madrid on penalties after a gruelling 120 minutes.

Manchester City, Real Madrid, UEFA Champions League, Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England.
Manchester City display their Champions League trophy ahead of the game against Real Madrid. Photo by Simon Stacpoole.
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City's elimination means Madrid are the only team to have defended their title in over two decades when they won three consecutive trophies between 2016 and 2018 under Zinedine Zidane.

The Citizens and the Gunners will now turn their attention to the Premier League title race, in which Pep Guardiola's side holds the advantage over their rivals and Liverpool.

Man City and Arsenal's UCL earnings

Per Mirror UK, last season's champions City will receive a total prize of £75 million, while Arsenal earned £63.8mil. Manchester United £41.4mil and Newcastle United £21.5mil are the rest of the teams.

The two teams could have earned a further £28mil had they reached the final or even won the entire competition.

According to Transfermarkt, it was Mikel Arteta's team's first appearance in the tournament since the 2016/17 season, when the manager was still wearing the club's red shirt.

On the other hand, City have featured in every season since their first appearance in the 2011/12 season under Roberto Mancini and won their first-ever title last year.

Both sides are in action later today. City take on Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final, while Arsenal travels to the Molineux Stadium to play Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Hummels aims dig at English clubs

Sports Brief reported that Mats Hummels aimed a dig at English clubs after no team from the country reached the UCL and Europa League semi-finals.

The British media invented the term “farmers league” to make fun of German and French teams because of the dominance of Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.