Milan’s Champions League Round of 16 first leg tie against Tottenham has fetched them €9 million in finances.
La Gazzetta dello Sport and other outlets have reported that Milan’s return to the Round of 16 of the Champions League after nine years brought about a record in attendance last night. Over 74,000 fans were at the San Siro yesterday and that is a European record for an Italian side, with the previous record being broken during Milan’s recent Champions League group stage game at Chelsea.
From the attendance, Milan have earned a little over 9 million and they also earned an average expenditure of €122 per ticket for the match.
For a club that is not in a healthy financial position – like the rest of the Italian clubs, this is a massive boost and it also shows how important European competition is for a club as historic as Milan. The fact that they won the game because of a Brahim Diaz goal is another positive.
Kaustubh Pandey | GIFN