The Champions League clash between Barcelona and Arsenal features two clubs with combined revenues of almost one billion euros — the highest ever for a last-16 tie in the competition, according to new figures.
The Deloitte Football Money League, which profiles the highest-earning clubs in world football, puts the two clubs’ combined revenue from 2014-15 at €996.3 million (£769.9 million). Barcelona’s revenue is €560.8m (£433.3m) and Arsenal’s €435.5m (£336.5m).
The clubs in the last 16 have a total revenue of more than €4.3 billion (£3.3 billion).
The European tie with the second highest joint revenue takes place in the Europa League, where Manchester United take on Liverpool in a meeting featuring teams with a combined revenue of €911.3 million (£704.2 million).