AC Milan and Inter both played the first leg of their last 16 Champions League ties at San Siro, but it was the Rossoneri who earned more revenue from their game.
As Tuttosport (via Calciomercato.com) report, Milan’s home match against Spurs earlier in the month set a record for the club in terms of ticket revenue from a Champions League home game with €9.1m in total takings. Inter meanwhile faced Porto, also had a sell-out, yet got only €6.7m.
Why such a big difference? The answer certainly lies in the price of tickets, with the Rossoneri setting prices much higher than the Nerazzurri which is in large part down to the remaining fixtures that the two clubs have.
Milan don’t have huge matches ahead of them that could bring big revenues (unless they reach the Champions League quarter-finals) and therefore they pushed prices up a little more for the Spurs game.
Inter on the other hand had the derby earlier in the month, plus the Coppa Italia match against Juventus and the league match against the Bianconeri before the season ends, so they were able to keep prices more controlled.