Thursday 23 May 2019

Revealed - The eye-watering prize money Liverpool and Tottenham will receive for their Champions League heroics

Fernando Llorente claimed the decisive goal as Tottenham ended Manchester City’s quadruple dream (Mike Egerton/PA)
Fernando Llorente claimed the decisive goal as Tottenham ended Manchester City’s quadruple dream (Mike Egerton/PA)
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Liverpool and Tottenham are set for a huge financial windfall after they made progress into the Champions League semi-finals with contrasting victories on Wednesday night.

Tottenham's dramatic away goals victory against Manchester City after a 4-4 aggregate score was only confirmed after a VAR decision ruled out what would have been a dramatic late winner from City winger Raheem Sterling.

Meanwhile, Liverpool made much more serene progress into the final four of Europe's elite competition for a second successive season as they beat Porto 6-1 on aggregate after they scored four away goals in Portugal.

The results will ensure Liverpool and Tottenham are on course to receive close to €70m for their Champions League progress this season, with victory in their semi-final set to boost that windfall beyond the €80m mark.

Prize money consists of cash allocated from UEFA's pot, with English clubs then receiving more than their European rivals as their rewards are supplemented by a contribution from the £1.18billion deal signed by BT Sport to broadcast the competition.

UEFA have confirmed that Liverpool received €81,283,000 from their run to last seasons, final with their prize money falling just short of eventual winners Real Madrid (€88,654,000).

Wednesday's quarter-final wins for Liverpool and Tottenham were worth €6.5m in prize money alone, with wins in their semi-finals against Barcelona and Ajax respectively worth another €7.5m.

The team that wins this season's Champions League final in Madrid on June 1st will secure a bumper €15.5m payment, highlighting the huge rewards on offer for teams that reach the latter stages of the competition.

By contrast, Atletico Madrid received prize money of just €16,127,422 for victory in the Europa League last May, with that figure boosted by their appearance in the group stages of the Champions League in the first half of the season.

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