MANCHESTER CITY BIGGEST EARNERS IN EUROPE
After beating Barcelona 3-1 on Tuesday, Manchester City are celebrating another victory - finishing top of the UEFA money table. City earned 83.8 million euros ($92.6 million) in Champions League prize money last season to top the table of UEFA payments to clubs. Although they lost in the semi-finals to eventual winner Real Madrid, City’s share of lucrative British television rights lifted them above Madrid’s 80 million euro ($88.4 million) share of the 1.345 billion euro ($1.48 billion) UEFA prize fund. Juventus were third with 76.2 million euros ($84.2 million). Despite losing in the last 16, the Italian champions got the largest TV rights share of almost 53 million euros ($58.6 million). Man City’s TV payment was almost 47 million euros ($52 million), from British rights, which shared more than 140 million euros ($155 million) among four clubs. In Kazakhstan, the rights were worth less than 1.3 million euros ($1.44 million) to FC Astana.