Wednesday's thrashing of Shakhtar Donetsk was a big financial boon for Bayern Munich. The Champions League is always a big revenue generator for FC Bayern, and the 2014-15 version is no different. Advancing to the quarterfinals of the tournament has already generated €50 million for the Bavarians.
Bayern's revenue thus far includes €17 million from TV revenue, €8.6 million for qualifying for the group stage, €5 million for the five group stage wins, €3.5 million for qualifying for the knockout rounds, €3.9 million for qualifying for the quarterfinals, and €12 million from the four home games. (via Spox)
As you'll remember, Bayern no longer owe any money on the Allianz Arena, so the club will likely make a bigger profit than ever before at the end of this season. If Bayern make it to the semifinals, they'll earn another €4.9 million. The Champions League winner wins €10.5 million while the runner-up receives €6.5 million.
Making money is never a bad thing.