Match of the Week Champions League: Financial head-to-head Bayern Munich v Atletico Madrid

20 October 2020

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Photo: PA Images Last years Champions League winner Bayern Munich encounter Atletico Madrid in the firste match in this years tournament. Much has happened since the two sides last met in the Champions League group stage in 2016 – where both matches ended in a 1-0 home team win.

Much has happened since the two sides last met in the Champions League group stage in 2016 – where both matches ended in a 1-0 home team win – but it is surprisingly Atletico Madrid who come out on top when considering recent seasons' financial growth.

The Spanish club have since the 2015/16 season seen their turnover jump by 57 per cent to €389.4 million in 2018/19, while Bayern Munich's turnover has risen just 12 per cent to €660.1 in the same period.

Despite Bayern Munich's much higher turnover, the German club spend relatively less on wages than their opponents – with a wages-to-revenue ratio of 50.9 per cent compared to Atletico Madrid's 62.2 per cent.