EUROPE’S leading clubs lost £50m in Champions League prize money as a result of LAST season’s Covid crisis.
And £9.74m was stripped from the FOUR English clubs in the competition.
Despite handing back £2.85m, Manchester City still made £81.73m from their run to the last eight.
That sum was only exceeded by three other teams in the tournament.
Finalists Paris Saint-Germain topped the list with £109.4m.
Winners Bayern Munich somehow pocketed the slightly smaller figure of £108.24m and Barcelona bagged £86.48m.
Liverpool grossed £73.33m, including their Super Cup victory bonus.
Meanwhile, England’s other representatives Chelsea and Tottenham made £71.6m and £55.66m respectively.
Those Premier League sides competing in the Europa League also netted a tidy sum – although it was nowhere near those of their Champions League counterparts.
By contrast, Manchester United earned just £26.36m from their Europa run.
Both Wolves and Arsenal made it to the last-16 of the competition.
However, the Molineux outfit took home just £19.62m.
And rivals Arsenal earned just £16.08m for their exploits in the competition.
English sides are set to pocket a nice windfall again this season due to their exploits in Europe.
Chelsea defeated Real Madrid last night to set-up a Champions League final showdown against fellow Prem side Man City.
And both Man United and Arsenal are in Europa League semi-final action tonight as they vie to make that showpiece another all-English affair.
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