Match of the Week Serie A: Financial head-to-head UC Sassuolo v AC Milan

16 December 2020

Photo: PA Images Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice when AC Milan won 2-1 at Stadio Mapei in July

Sassuolo have been one of this season's surprises and are now competing for a spot in Europe, while AC Milan led by Zlatan Ibrahimovic appear to have turned into genuine title challengers.

AC Milan's wage bill of €184.8 million in the 2018/19 season nonetheless stood at almost four times that of Sassuolo's of €54.4 million.

Meanwhile, Sassuolo have recorded a pre-tax profit in the four years leading up to last season, while AC Milan have been bleeding money with combined losses of more than €550 million since 2016.

Emil Gjerding Nielson and Mads Meisner