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FC Barcelona Latest News: The Economic disaster Barcelona will face since they didn’t qualify for the UEFA Champions League Round of 16; Read More

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FC Barcelona Latest News: The Economic disaster Barcelona will face since they didn’t qualify for the UEFA Champions League Round of 16; Read More – FC Barcelona will face German giants Bayern Munich in the final matchday of the Champions League as Barca are looking for a place in the Champions League knockouts. Depending on the result in this match and in the other match in the group, we could see Xavi manage this Barcelona team in the Europa League.

For a team which has rarely failed to progress from their group and possessing the likes of Memphis Depay, Pedri, who is a Golden Boy winner and Kopa Trophy winner, and other star names, the Europa League is quite the step down.

The Catalans are currently second in Group E, with a two-point lead over SL Benfica in third. However, for them to book their place in the knockout stages, Barca will need to grab all three points at the Allianz Arena or hope Benfica lose their game against bottom side Dynamo Kyiv who have not won a single match in Europe this term.

Failure to win in Germany, coupled with a victory for Benfica, would mean the Blaugrana will finish third in the group and crash out of the Champions League, to end up in the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 along with other teams such as Dortmund and FC Sheriff.

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MARCA reports that Barcelona could face a massive blow in the club’s finances. It is claimed that Barcelona have formulated their budget by factoring in the prize money they would receive if they qualified for the quarter-finals of the Champions League – which was the minimum expectation.

The Catalan heavyweights stand to receive a sum of €9.6 million if they make it through to the Round of 16 and a further €10.6 million by progressing to the last-eight stage, which makes a total of €20.2 million that they now risk missing out on if they do not get of the group come Wednesday.

FC Barcelona Latest News: The Economic disaster Barcelona will face since they didn’t qualify for the UEFA Champions League Round of 16; Read More

Even though Barcelona could be playing in the Europa League provided their failure to qualify for the knockouts, the prize money is not as appealing and benefiting as compared to the Champions League.

if Barcelona were to go all the way in the Europa League, they would still be winning only €14.9 million, over €5 million less than what they can pocket from making it to the quarter-finals of the Champions League. A semi-final run in the secondary European competition would see the Blaugrana earn just €6.3 million.

FC Barcelona Latest News: The Economic disaster Barcelona will face if they don't qualify for the UEFA Champions League Round of 16
FC Barcelona Latest News: The Economic disaster Barcelona will face if they don’t qualify for the UEFA Champions League Round of 16

Given the current economic situation, every penny matters for Barcelona. The prize money that they win would boost the club financially and help bolster their salary cap for next season. And not qualifying out of the group this week would come as a huge blow for the club.

FC Barcelona Latest News: The Economic disaster Barcelona will face since they didn’t qualify for the UEFA Champions League Round of 16; Read More

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