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Liverpool and Manchester City are aiming for record prize money if they win the Champions League

Jurgen Klopp’s side take on Villarreal after Pep Guardiola’s side host Real Madrid in the first leg of the semi-finals this week, and record sums are being bid for the eventual European champions

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Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp are targeting a Champions League final reunion next month. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Liverpool and Manchester City will earn record amounts of prize money should they win this season Champions Leaguewith the semi-finalists guaranteed a minimum of €100m (£84.4m) if they advance Showpiece next month in Paris.

That First League ‘s top two meet Villarreal and real Madrid in each of the first legs of their last four games that week. And they’ve already banked nearly €90m (£75.9m) from a campaign that will last a maximum of 13 matches.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have earned €89.1m so far, while Pep Guardiola’s side have earned €88.8m (£74.8m), according to a prize money breakdown from Football’s Coefficient. Chelsea, who was dramatically eliminated from Real two weeks ago, earned €81.8m. Both finalists will receive €15.5m (£13.1m), with the champions receiving a further €4.5m (£3.8m).

Prize money is calculated based on past performance and results during the current campaign.

  • All 32 clubs that qualified for the group stage received a base payment of €15.6m (£13.1m) after receiving a bonus payment based on their coefficient

  • Group stage victories were worth a further €2.8m (£2.4m) with draws netting clubs €930,000 (£784,000).

  • Reaching the round of 16 netted a further €9.6m (£8.1m).

  • Quarter-finalists earned €10.6m (£9m)

  • Reaching the last four is worth €12.5m (£10.5m).

  • And the finalists will receive €15.5m (£13.1m), with €4.5m (£3.8m) for the champions

Both teams will also receive an unspecified share of the UEFA market pool, effectively a pot of €300m (£253m) in broadcast funds, with City entitled to a slightly larger share as they were last season’s Premier League winners is.

City earned €103.3m (£87.1m) by reaching last season’s final only to lose 1-0 to Thomas Tuchel’s side in Porto. Should they go all the way and become European champions for the first time in their history, they would earn £108.8m (£91.8m).






This season’s Champions League final will take place at the Stade de France in Paris. (Photo by Baptiste Fernandez/Icon Sport via Getty Images)

The voting for tickets to the final was opened last Wednesday Liverpool and Manchester City fans can tempt fate by bidding for seats ahead of their semi-finals.

The final will take place at the Stade de France on Saturday 28 May, with both finalists receiving €20,000 and a further €12,000 going to those who applied by ballot. Prices start from £58 for the cheapest seats, with the top category costing a staggering £575.

In a statement, UEFA said: “10,000 of the tickets reserved for fans of both teams will be offered free of charge to reward the lifeblood of the game for their loyal support during the pandemic. The ticket sale and the allocation process of the tickets reserved for the fans of the finalist teams will be organized by the participating clubs, including the allocation of the free tickets.”

“The remaining tickets are for the local organizational structure, UEFA and national associations, commercial partners and broadcasters, as well as the official hospitality programme, which is also available on UEFA.com.”

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