In 4th place in LALIGA, with 47 points, the Barcelona takes the field this Saturday (3), away from home, against Alavesat 2:30 p.m., with live broadcast on ESPN on Star+.
Coming off a 1-0 victory against OsasunaXavi Hernández’s team takes the field to try to avoid a million-dollar financial loss for the following season, 2024/2025.
Practically out of contention for the Spanish title due to the irregular campaign, Barcelona is concentrating its efforts to improve in the league table and also advance to the next stage. UEFA Champions Leaguea competition in which he will face the Napoliin the round of 16.
So far, Barcelona is among the top four in LALIGA, which qualifies it to compete in the next edition of the Champions League, something fundamental for the club’s finances. With the new format, the European competition will have one more knockout stage compared to the current format and two fewer games in the group stage.
Adding a group stage dispute and, in theory, eight knockout matches until a hypothetical qualification to the Champions League final, Barcelona would pocket 60 million euros (R$ 320 million). Furthermore, the Catalan team is also at stake for a place in the 2025 Club Super World Cup.
FIFA will pay 50 million euros (R$266 million) to each club participating in the tournament. Barcelona’s qualification for the World Cup is at great risk, as Xavi’s team is behind Madrid’s athletic in the UEFA ranking (62 x 55).
To change this scenario, Barcelona will need to score eight more points than Atlético de Madrid by the end of the season. Currently, in LALIGA, for example, the “Mattresses” have the same number of points as “Culés” (47 points), but they are ahead in the table based on the tiebreaker criteria.
Barcelona needs to achieve good results to even participate in the next edition of the Spanish Super Cup. Currently, the competition is contested by champion and runner-up. King’s Cuptournament in which the team culé had a bye in the quarterfinals after being eliminated by Athletic Bilbaoand also by the first and second placed in LALIGA.
The competition would yield another 2.8 million euros (R$ 14.9 million), in addition to possible prizes in case of qualifying for the final – 1 million euros (R$ 5.34 million) – and winning the tournament title, a value that could yield another 2 million euros (R$ 10.6 million).
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Premier League, boxing and NBA liven up the day!
There’s a lot more sport this Saturday (3)!
The Premier League goes into action first thing in the morning. At 9:30 am, Everton It is Tottenham open round 23 of the competition.
The day in the most competitive league in the world continues at 12pm with three more games, including the duel between Newcastle It is Luton Town. Later, it is the Aston Villa return to the field to face the Sheffield United, at 2:30 p.m..
There is football in other countries too, of course. In Italy, the ball rolls to Frosinone x Milan at 2pm. Later, at 4pmit’s time for the Dutch classic between Ajax It is PSV.
Other sports are also gaining ground. At 10:30 p.m., the NBA there is the traditional duel between Los Angeles Lakers It is New York Knicks.
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