After the elimination of AS Monaco in the third preliminary round of the Champions League against PSV, OM and PSG will have less money to share on the TV rights of the competition.
Eliminated in the third preliminary round, AS Monaco will not play in the Champions League. A big blow for French football which will only have two representatives in C1 this season. The elimination of the club from the principality did not prevent two beneficiaries: Olympique de Marseille and Paris-Saint-Germain. The two teams will indeed be the only French clubs to play in the group stage of the Champions League. For the two French formations, this means that they will earn more money than they could hope for at the start. Marseille and Paris have one less competitor with whom they share the competition’s TV rights.
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The share of the market pool is divided at 55% for PSG and 45% for OM. If AS Monaco had obtained its ticket for the group stage of the competition, the split would have been 45% for the French Champion, 35% in Marseille and 25% in Monaco. These are more or less 5 Million which will go to the two teams.
🚨 Monaco eliminated from the Champions League!!
OM will therefore receive more money in their UCL campaign because the shares will therefore be divided by 2 (OM and PSG) instead of 3 if Monaco had been qualified!
— Arnaud Come on OM 💙🤍 (@arnaud60000g) August 9, 2022
We dominated the two matches but in the end we didn’t qualify. That’s how football is — Clément
Present at a press conference last night, the AS Monaco coach spoke about the elimination of his team. The Belgian coach was very disappointed not to play in the Champions League next season.
“Cruel, I think that’s the right word. But qualifying is two games and we also hit the crossbar at home in Monaco… We could also have had a penalty if you look at the images, but we didn’t. We dominated the two matches but in the end we didn’t qualify. That’s how football is, that’s what makes it so charming, being better doesn’t mean winning the match, it’s not like volleyball or basketball. I’m even when very proud of my players because they got a lot of opportunities, they are winners, they will find the energy to revive. I’ve been here for about 25 games and obviously in this series there are games where we were taken back. It’s normal because we often lead and the opponents take risks to equalise. We made mistakes at the end of the match and I will talk to my players so that we don’t make any more in the future. But during this match, we showed a very good level throughout the game and what I saw is already much better than what we did a few months ago. Philippe Clement – Source: Press conference (08/09/22)