Match of the Week La Liga: Financial head-to-head Atletico de Madrid v Real Madrid

4 March 2021

Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid
Photo: Alamy Real Madrid have won the last two matches in the Madrid derby. However, they have both been played at Bernabéu.

Atletico Madrid are somewhat comfortably first in LaLiga, five points to FC Barcelona and Real Madrid in second and third, respectively, so a win for Zidane's side could reignite the title race.

Despite the pandemic, Real Madrid's wage bill climbed by €16.8 million last season to €411 million, significantly higher than Atletico Madrid's €242.1 million.

Commercially, Real Madrid are in another league, however, with income of €312.1 million last season compared to Atletico Madrid's of €80.3 million the year prior.  

Emil Gjerding Nielson and Mads Meisner