In the semi-final of the UEFA Champion League, Real Madrid needed 3 goals without reply against Borussia Dortmund to ensure their progress to the final stage after the latter scored 4-1 in the first leg of the meeting between the two.
Unfortunately, Real spurred a series of opening chances and managed to score 2-0, such that Borussia Dortmund will now progress with an aggregate of 4-3. After being knocked out from the Champion League, Real’s manager, Jose Mourinho hinted that he may not be around next season. After Tuesday’s match, he said: “I know in England I am loved, I know I am loved by some clubs, especially one.” Sadly for superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, he could not find a respond to the solid defense held by the away team.
In the latest report by Deloitte, Real Madrid have topped the league table of the world’s 20 richest football clubs for the 6th consecutive year, with a combined revenue of €438.6m. This is followed by Barcelona (€398.1m) in 2nd place, and Manchester United remains 3rd with a revenue of €349.8m.
4 English teams make the top 10 list; i.e. Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool, in addition to Manchester United.
The Deloitte review does not include the cost of transfer fees or player wages, or VAT and other sales taxes, and concentrates solely on day-to-day income from football business.
Income includes money from ticket sales, sponsorship, merchandising and other commercial revenues, television monies, corporate hospitality and non-match day stadium use, such as for conferences.