There’s £9million up for grabs if we beat Bayern Munich on Wednesday and progress to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Our second leg against the German giants is well-placed as we take a 0-0 draw to the Allianz Arena. With Thomas Müller still suspended, Virgil van Dijk back at the heart of defence and the chance of that crucial away goal, we stand a good chance of making it to the next stage.
There’s still plenty to do on the night though but we fancy our chances, a 1-1 draw would be enough to see us through!
According to The Mirror, there’s a €10.5million windfall coming our way if we can claim victory in Germany. Once in the last eight, we’ll be targeting the semi-finals which would see us earn an extra £10.3million.
If we can repeat the incredible performances of last season’s European campaign, a place in the final would grant us a further £12.9million. In the event that we go one better, the winners of this season’s Champions League will receive a further £3.4million.
With Real Madrid dramatically capitulating in a 4-1 defeat to Ajax and with PSG suffering a similar fate, the odds look a lot more favourable for us now.
That, coupled with delicately poised ties between Juventus and Atlético Madrid, and Barcelona and Lyon, means that we could be given a glistening opportunity to go all the way this time out.
If we beat Bayern, we’ll join Premier League rivals Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and – most likely – Manchester City, in the draw for the quarter-finals.
We’ve got a pretty decent record against all of them in Europe and we could be set for a potential all-English semi-final.
✅3-0, 2018 (UCL)
✅1-2, 2018 (UCL)
✅2-0, 2016 (Europa)
◼️1-1, 2016 (Europa)
✅1-0, 1973 (UEFA Cup)
❌2-1, 1973 (UEFA Cup)
— Enis Yucekoralp (@Enis__Y) 7 March 2019