The first batch of revenue from the 2023-24 edition of the Champions League will be paid out by UEFA tomorrow. Compared to their league rivals, as highlighted by a report, AC Milan are way behind after the slow start to the group stage.
Milan have managed just two draws and one defeat in the first three games, now with a mountain to climb in the final three, and this has also affected the revenue. As reported by Calcio e Finanza, they will get just €3.56m tomorrow, while Napoli (€12.4m), Inter (€9.93m) and Lazio (€8.83) will get significantly more.
This is not only because of the results in the group – a win is worth €2.8m and a draw €0.93m – but also their position in the 2022-23 season of Serie A. The higher you finish, the more you get from the so-called Market Pool which concerns TV rights.
In other words, Milan will collect €1.86m from the results and a mere €1.7m from the Market Pool. It goes to show how important it is to not just clinch a top-four finish in the league, even if there is a lot of other revenue involved in the tournament as well.