Going to the Champions League was something more than a matter of sporting honor for Barça. economic survival was at stake and securing it at Villamarín is a blessing for the azulgrana. Mateu Alemany, director of football; Jordi Cruyff, still advisor but future technical secretary; and Xavi, the coach, will have a little more room to configure the squad within a plan that would have been ruinous if Barça had finished in Europa League positions.

Qualifying for the Champions League, as explained by Mundo Deportivo, already amounts to 15.64 million, to which must be added the 34.11 million for third place that Barça maintains in the competition (since it is the Champions format it has won four). To those almost 70 million, Barça has to add those that come from those that UEFA delivers in a matter of market pool: about 18 million euros if it finishes second.

Being second may be the icing on the cake for this financial aid won for sporting merits. Going to the Super Cup would mean a fixed amount of eight million euros for Barça, which could be twelve in the event of finishing as champion. Meanwhile, LaLiga will also pocket him 52.5 million euros for being second based on the distribution of television rights and the variable percentage.

The 70 million euros of qualifying for the Champions League are one more lever for the club, which is trying to recover from a limit economic situation. Spotify’s sponsorship can reach 275 million euros over the next four years. Barça also has pending the sale of 49% of Barça Studios and the possibility of closing the agreement with CVC. It has also received a credit boost from Goldman Sachs. The hole, however, with a debt of 1,350 million, continues to be gigantic.

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