Bayern Munich’s Champions League campaign reached another early stop by their own lofty standards. The quarter-finals exit against Manchester City marked three straight years of bowing out just before the semi-finals.
The elimination means Bayern will miss out on a significant bounty — but their stellar performance to this point means they have already banked a substantial amount of revenue:
Bayern have earned a €89.02m prize money from UEFA for their Champions League run this season. In addition to the revenues from the 5 home games, the overall earnings exceed €100m. Bayern missed out on €12.5m by failing to reach the semifinals [@kicker] pic.twitter.com/jr5WOQiAiU— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) April 20, 2023
In the end, Julian Nagelsmann and Thomas Tuchel combined to coach the Bavarians to an 8-1-1 record out of their ten-game run this season, and the club will now consider how to reinvest in their squad for next season. The bitterness of the Manchester City defeat — like last season’s upset loss to Villareal — has the bosses already talking about the summer transfer window.
Can’t get enough analysis of the game? Then why not check out our postgame podcast? We break down what worked and what didn’t as Bayern Munich succumbed to another Champions League elimination to Manchester City. Listen to it below or on Spotify.
As always, we appreciate all the support!