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Champions League Winner to Bag Over $150 Million
AP, May 27th, 2009 2:30PM

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A victory in Wednesday's Champions League final will net Manchester United or Barcelona at least $154 million, according to a new study. The loser will take home $91 million from a match that is worth more than $433 million to the European economy, $60 million more than last year's final in Moscow. The global economic downturn has actually benefited Europe's top-tier competition as prize money and television rights have grown while fans prefer to spend their money and attention on a sport that distracts them from the reality of the economy.

 

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