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Juventus tops UEFA Champions League payments table

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NYON, Switzerland (AP)

Juventus got the biggest UEFA payment from the 2012-13 Champions League, collecting more than 65.3 million euros ($86.3 million) despite losing in the quarterfinals to eventual winner Bayern Munich.

UEFA published figures Tuesday showing that Bayern got 55 million euros ($77.7 million) in prize money and bonuses, edging beaten finalist Borussia Dortmund (54.16 million euros; $71.55 million).

UEFA shared 904.6 million ($1.196 billion) euros in group-stage payments to 32 teams in the first of a three-year cycle of commercial contracts.

Juventus was helped to the top by a near-45 million euro ($59.5 million) share of Italian broadcast rights.

AC Milan, beaten in the last-16 by Barcelona, collected 51.4 million euros ($67.9 million) as only two Italian clubs reached the group stage and shared the TV payments.

Real Madrid got 48.4 million euros ($63.9 million), Barcelona got 45.5 million euros ($60.1 million) and Paris Saint-Germain, received 44.7 million euros ($59.1 million).

Manchester United, another last-16 loser, topped English clubs in the Champions League with 35.5 million euros ($47 million).

However, Chelsea earned more in total when its UEFA payments for a winning run to the Europa League title were added. Chelsea got 30.777 million euros ($40.7 million) from the Champions League and, after failing to advance from its group, added an extra 10.7 million euros ($14.1 million) from joining the second-tier competition.

Chelsea had been the biggest Champions League earner the previous season when its title run earned 59.9 million euros (then $73.1 million).

Arsenal collected 31.423 million euros ($41.53 million) for reaching the Champions League last-16 round.

Manchester City, which finished last in its group, received 28.777 million euros ($38 million) from UEFA.

The lowest earner among Champions League teams was Dinamo Zagreb which failed to win a match and collected 10.5 million euros ($13.88 million).

BATE Borisov received 10.89 million euros ($14.4 million), including a relatively tiny 290,000 euros ($383,000) as its share of TV payments from the Belarus rights deal.

All 32 teams got a basic 8.6 million euros fee ($11.36 million) for reaching the group stage, and then earned 1 million euros ($1.32 million) per win and 500,000 euros for each draw. Payments steadily increased for each knockout round.

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