Spanish press reports revealed on Wednesday that a team Barcelona He suffered financial losses and the anger of management and fans following his defeat to Ukrainian Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League groups.
Barcelona lost 1-0 to Shakhtar yesterday, Tuesday, in the fourth round of the Champions League group stage, amid sharp criticism of the team’s performance.
The newspaper “Mundo Deportivo” confirmed that the loss of the Barcelona team to its Ukrainian counterpart, Shakhtar, in the confrontation that brought together the two teams, yesterday evening, Tuesday, in the Champions League, greatly angered the administration with the financial loss.
El Mundo added that the loss was not only harsh, as it would affect the economic situation in light of the financial crisis that Barcelona is suffering from under the management of Joan Laporta.
The newspaper added that the Barcelona administration counts every euro it has from its local and continental participations, so that they can correct the club’s economic path. There were celebrations in Barcelona due to the collection of 7 million euros from the last El Clásico match, but Shakhtar’s loss yesterday upset the administration because the club lost 2.8 million euros.
El Mundo continued: “This is the amount that the European Football Association (UEFA) pays for every win in the group stage of the Champions League, with the administration planning to qualify for the quarter-finals in order to reap more money.”
Barcelona’s score stopped at the ninth point at the top of the group, on goal difference from second-placed Porto, and by 3 points from third-placed Shakhtar.
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