The football economy blog Swiss Ramble, reported by Sports Business Monitor on Monday, has published a useful comparison of the salary bills of teams qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League.
One of the first of those 80, PSG-Real, on Tuesday, will combine two of the three most expensive clubs, with salaries each in 2019-20 of 433 million euros for Paris Saint-Germain and 396 million euros for Real Madrid, a very balanced duel from This point of view. According to our information, it is even more serious because PSG’s payroll in that season was slightly less than the Swiss Ramble’s figure: 414 million euros.
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If the salaries given to players are a reflection of their talent, many others have very clear preferences on paper, the paybook.
This is the case for Manchester City, whose 2019-20 salary schedule was close to that of Paris Saint-Germain (419 million euros according to Swiss Ramble), about 7 times higher than rival Sporting Portugal (their eighth leg in Lisbon on Tuesday. Also at 9pm). ).
On the contrary, the other eligible Portuguese player, Benfica, plays against Ajax Amsterdam in a more balanced round of 16 salaries, 89.5 million euros against 97 million euros, i.e. by 1.1 (the eighth leg of February 23 in Lisbon).