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, Switzerland (AP) — The 32 clubs kicking off the Champions League next week will rely on UEFA prize money for one quarter of their total revenue this season.UEFA research published on Thursday forecasts the 1.95 billion euros ($2.15 billion) prize money shared by the 32 amounts to 26% of their estimated combined annual revenue of 7.8 billion euros ($8.6 billion).Some clubs in eastern Europe can expect to get at least half their total income from UEFA.The Champions League winner this season should earn 100 million euros ($110 million) from UEFA, including results bonuses and a share of national broadcast rights deals.The latest research into the 32-team Champions League and 48-team Europa League lineups comes amid intense debate between UEFA, clubs, and domestic leagues about changing qualifying paths and competition formats.European soccer leaders are struggling to find common ground on changes that will take effect in 2024.Some storied clubs want to create Champions League groups of eight teams to drive up their revenue. It would guarantee 14 games instead of six, with more of those against each other in higher-profile events.All 32 teams will get at least 17 million euros ($18.6 million) this season Cheap Real Madrid Soccer Shirts
, including a fee based on their historical record in UEFA competitions.Real Madrid, the highest-earning club in world soccer with revenue of 750 million euros ($822 million), is sure to get 50 million euros from UEFA this season regardless of Champions League results.UEFA’s research said a combined 663 million euros ($727 million) operating profit was made by the 32 clubs in their most recent financial reports. Just 17 were in profit and 15 made a loss.Deals made by the 32 clubs in the European summer offseason accounted for 2.74 billion euros ($3 billion) spent — or 40% of the global total — and 2.6 billion euros ($2.85 billion) recouped in sales.Six clubs made a net transfer profit of 50 million euros ($55 million) or more, including Ajax due to Frenkie de Jong joining Barcelona and Juventus buying Matthijs de Ligt.Transfers were skewed more toward younger players with almost two-thirds of spending on players aged 24 or younger, UEFA found.UEFA calculated Manchester City had the most expensive squad www.thetopsoccer.com/tottenham-hotspur
, spending 953 million euros ($1.04 billion) on its current players. Manchester United had the most expensive Europa League squad, spending 683 million euros ($749 million). PARIS (AP) — A week before facing Manchester United in the Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain needed extra time to see off a struggling third-tier side in the French Cup.PSG beat lowly Villefranche-Beaujolais 3-0 to reach the quarterfinals of the competition it has won for the past four seasons. Germany winger Julian Draxler netted in the 102nd minute after being set up by striker Edinson Cavani.Midfielder Moussa Diaby added the second in the 113th, and Cavani scored the third with one minute left in extra time. Kylian Mbappe assisted both of those.PSG’s players celebrated the first goal with relief, on a night when coach Thomas Tuchel was sent to the stands in the 72nd minute for arguing with officials following a challenge on midfielder Leandro Paredes.Villefranche-Beaujolais is a semi-professional side in 13th place in the third tier of French soccer Cheap Argentina Soccer Jerseys
, and has scored only 17 goals in 19 league games this season. By comparison, runaway league leader PSG has netted 67 in 21 top-flight games.But PSG, which lost its first league game of the season away to Lyon on Sunday , could not find a way past goalkeeper Antoine Philippon, who is not even first choice. He made fine stops to deny Cavani and Mbappe Soccer Jerseys Wholesale
, who cost PSG a combined 223 million euros ($253 million) in transfer fees.Paredes started his first game for PSG after joining from Zenit St. Petersburg last week and striker Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting made a rare start.Neither made an impact.Despite resuming training this week, midfielder Marco Verratti was absent as he continues to recover from a sprained ankle. It means Verratti only has one more game — at home to Bordeaux on Saturday — before PSG travels to United for the first leg of their last-16 game next Tuesday.“He wasn’t able to finish training yesterday (on Tuesday),” Tuchel said. “He had a small problem. We will wait until the day after tomorrow (Friday) to see if he can play a few minutes against Bordeaux.”Asked if it was a recurrence of his ankle problem, Tuchel replied: “No, it’s something else Cheap Australia Soccer Shirts
, I’m not really sure.”A resurgent United, which has midfield star Paul Pogba in dominant form once again, has not lost since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho in December.Also Wednesday, forward Jordan Siebatcheu scored his second goal during injury time as Rennes beat Lille 2-1 to reach the last eight. Lille played with 10 men after defender Adama Soumaoro’s 19th-minute sending off and equalized midway through the second half through leading scorer Nicolas Pepe.