Butterfly effect without KIM… ‘UCL Quarterfinal Elimination’ Napoli, ‘at least 18 billion won’ disappeared

SSC Napoli lost an opportunity to earn huge prize money as they lost to AC Milan in the European competition.

Italian media ‘Calcio Mercato’ reported on the 20th (Korean time), “AC Milan’s victory over Napoli is worth 25 million euros (approximately 36.3 billion won).”

Napoli met Milan in the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League in the 2022/23 season.

With the same Italian clubs facing each other, many expected that Serie A leaders Napoli, who are dominating in the league, would easily advance to the semifinals.

However, the result was just the opposite. In the first leg of the quarterfinals, Napoli lost 0-1, and in the second leg held on the 19th, they drew 1-1 and failed to advance to the semifinals with an aggregate score of 1-2.

Conversely, Milan broke everyone’s expectations and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time in 16 years. Not only that, but he also won a huge prize money.

The media said, “Milan’s progress to the semifinals means that they will receive an additional 12.5 million euros (about 18.1 billion won) in prize money from UEFA.” explained.

“Milan met Tottenham Hotspur in the round of 16 and earned about 9.13 million euros (about 1.3 billion won) from home stadium ticket sales, and the semi-final ticket sales are expected to exceed this,” he said. Revenue is likely to be 25 million euros (approximately 36.3 billion won).”스포츠토토

“Milan has already reached the Champions League round of 16 and quarterfinals, earning 84 million euros (approximately 121.9 billion won) in prize money alone,” he said.

Lastly, he said, “If Milan advances to the final, regardless of win or loss, at least 15.5 million euros (about 22.5 billion won) will be guaranteed.”

On the other hand, as Milan earned huge prize money while winning the Champions League, on the contrary, Napoli, who missed the prize money because they did not advance to the semi-finals, had no choice but to grieve their appetite.

Napoli, who lost 0-1 in the first leg of the quarterfinals, tried to turn around in the second leg held at the home stadium, but key defender Kim Min-jae received a warning in the first leg and faced a variable of being suspended for one game due to the accumulation of warnings.

Napoli, who had to play the second game without key defender Kim Min-jae, desperately felt the absence of Kim Min-jae as the defenders failed to block Raphael Leang’s half-line dribble in the first half and conceded a goal.

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