LC: Benfica chases 38.5 million cash in the ‘play-off’ against Dinamo Kiev


Benfica can immediately cash in 38.48 million euros (ME) for qualification for the group stage of the Football Champions League, if they remove the Ukrainians from Dinamo Kiev on Tuesday, in the second leg of the ‘play-off’.

The two clubs will meet again at 20:00, at Estádio da Luz, in Lisbon, with an advantage for the team led by the German Roger Schmidt, who on Wednesday prevailed 2-0, with goals from the Brazilian Gilberto and Gonçalo Ramos, in Lodz, Poland.

With seven qualifications in the 10 previous presences in the preliminary rounds, Benfica seeks to join national champions FC Porto and ‘vice’ Sporting in the main phase of ‘Champions’, after a campaign in which they closed the podium of the I Portuguese League and ‘fell’ in the quarter finals of the ‘millionaire’ competition against Liverpool.

A spot among the 32 finalists of the biggest European club competition will be worth 15.64 ME to the ‘Eagles’, who have already secured 100 thousand euros at the beginning of 2022/23, by eliminating the Danes from Midtjylland in the third qualifying round (wins by 4 -1 and 3-1 in both hands).

In addition to the fixed participation prize awarded by UEFA, it will also be able to extract variable income, from performance in the following stages of the competition to the amount provided for by television rights, in addition to the club’s position in the 10-year European ‘ranking’.

If Dinamo Kiev leaves, Benfica will be the 13th of the 32 finalists of the 2022/23 Champions League with the best continental performance in the last decade, based on a coefficient of 171,000 points, of which 8,000 refer to the previous conquest of European titles.

Multiplying the unit value of 1.137 ME by the 20 positions climbed out of 32 possible, the ‘eagles’ add another 22.74 ME in case of qualification, for a total of 38.48 ME for access to the ‘millionaire’ league, in which they added a record 64,903 ME in 2021/22.

In the event of a defeat in the play-offs, Benfica directly accesses the Europa League, the second UEFA competition, whose income drops to less than a third: five ME for the transition between competitions, 3.63 ME for entering the groups of the second European competition, in addition to the variable amounts for the ‘ranking’ at 10 years, sports services and television rights.

Regardless of the future of their rivals from Lisbon in the ‘Champions’, Sporting, who are also behind Dinamo Kiev in the UEFA table, will always move from 23rd to 22nd place after the qualifying rounds, raising this source of revenue from 11.37 ME to 12.507 ME.

The ‘lions’, whose coefficient reached between 2012/13 and 2021/22 was 83,500 points, will soon collect 28,147 ME for the direct entry into the main stage and, like the ‘eagles’, if they pass, they have a place reserved in the third pot of the draw, scheduled for Thursday, in the Turkish city of Istanbul, where the final of the 68th edition of the ‘millionaire’ competition will take place.

As the seed of the series, the national champion FC Porto appears, about to receive 39,517 ME, resulting from the 15,64 ME fixed participation and 23,877 ME for the 12th place in the UEFA ranking, with 185,000 points, including 16,000 for the successes previous Europeans.

The ‘blues and whites’ are right after the European champions Real Madrid (match value of 52,024 ME), Bayern Munich, FC Barcelona, ​​Juventus, Chelsea, Atlético Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City, Liverpool, Seville and Borussia Dortmund.

FC Porto, on the way to their 26th presence in the ‘era’ of the Champions League, and Sporting, which will play in it for the 10th time, can capitalize on a possible early ‘fall’ of Benfica, with 16 campaigns, through of the paid television market share at the end of the season.

The 300.3 ME provided for in the ‘market pool’ will be channeled through the proportional value of each country present in the competition and, later, by the respective participating clubs, which collect half for the provision in the domestic championship in 2021/22 and the remaining amount according to of the number of matches played in ‘Champions’ 2022/23.

If the three ‘bigs’ compete in the group stage at the same time, in a re-edition of 2006/07, 2007/08, 2014/15, 2016/17 and 2021/22, FC Porto will have 45% of the quota destined to Portugal, while Sporting secures 35% and Benfica the remaining 20%.

Otherwise, the ‘dragons’ receive 55% and the ‘lions’ 45%, while the ‘eagles’ will be one of the six clubs to move to the Europa League, whose total premiums of 465.04 ME are less attractive compared to 2,032 ME generated by the Champions League.

day program


Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Copenhagen – Trabzonspor, 2 – 1
Bodo – Dinamo Zagreb, 1 – 0


Wednesday, August 17, 2022

FK Qarabagh – Plzen, 0 – 0
Maccabi Haifa – Red Star, 3 – 2
Dynamo Kyiv – Benfica, 0 – 2


Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Plzen – FK Qarabagh, 20:00

Benfica – Dynamo Kyiv, 20:00

Red Star – Maccabi Haifa, 20:00


Wednesday, August 24, 2022

PSV – Rangers, 20:00

Dinamo Zagreb – Bodo, 20:00

Trabzonspor – Copenhagen, 20:00


Source: Futebol 365 – Notícias by www.futebol365.pt.

*The article has been translated based on the content of Futebol 365 – Notícias by www.futebol365.pt. If there is any problem regarding the content, copyright, please leave a report below the article. We will try to process as quickly as possible to protect the rights of the author. Thank you very much!

*We just want readers to access information more quickly and easily with other multilingual content, instead of information only available in a certain language.

*We always respect the copyright of the content of the author and always include the original link of the source article.If the author disagrees, just leave the report below the article, the article will be edited or deleted at the request of the author. Thanks very much! Best regards!