Match of the Week Europa League: Financial head-to-head AZ Alkmaar v Napoli

2 December 2020

AZ Alkmaar
Photo: PA Images AZ Alkmaar won the opposite fixture 1-0 in Napoli and need another win to be in the contest of progressing to the knockout phase.

Comparing the financials of these two clubs reveal AZ Alkmaar's away win over Napoli in the opposite fixture was perhaps an even greater upset beneath the surface.

Napoli's turnover at €216.6 million in 2018/19 stood at about eight times that of AZ Alkmaar's €26.8 million last season.

While AZ Alkmaar spent €19.5 million in wages, Napoli spent more than six times that with player salaries of €135.1 million.

Emil Gjerding Nielson and Mads Meisner nielson@offthepitch.com