Barcelona vs. Arsenal to be the highest combined revenue game in UCL history


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).

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