Updated June 2nd, 2024 at 22:24 IST

Do you know! Real Madrid paid Dortmund a huge sum after winning the Champions League; Here's why

Borussia Dortmund lost the Champions League final to Real Madrid with a score of 0-2, but financially they have reason to be very satisfied.

Real Madrid beat Dortmund 2-0 in the UCL final | Image:X/AP
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Borussia Dortmund lost the Champions League final to Real Madrid with a score of 0-2, but financially they have reason to be very satisfied after this European campaign. The German club will actually receive more money than if they had won the final, thanks to the Jude Bellingham deal. Bellingham was transferred to Real Madrid, who faced Dortmund in Saturday’s final at Wembley Stadium in London.

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Real Madrid have to pay 25 million Euros to Dortmund

Real Madrid secured their 15th major European trophy, earning a 20 million euro prize from UEFA. However, due to a clause in Bellingham's transfer contract, if he wins the Champions League with Real, an additional 25 million euros must be paid to Dortmund, bringing their total earnings to 128 million euros.

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Borussia Dortmund lost their second consecutive Champions League final, following their 1-2 defeat to Bayern in 2013, also at Wembley Stadium. Saturday's match was also significant for Toni Kroos, who played his last game in the white jersey, parting ways with a smile. Meanwhile, Marco Reus faced defeat in his final game in the yellow-black jersey. These were two legendary retirements from the big football stage.

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Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund Champions League final: Match Summary

Dortmund ruled the first 30 minutes. Karim Adeyemi was on song from the left wing. Creating things all around. He had a chance to score in the 13th minute and almost crafted a team goal in the 25th minute. Dortmund continued to surge throughout the half and in the 41st minute, Sabitzer had a go from distance. It was a fierce grounded shot saved by Courtois. Besides a couple of Vini runs on the counter, it was a half owned by Borussia Dortmund.

A better second half was expected from Real Madrid and they started on a positive note. In the 48th minute, Vini surged ahead in the counter and won a freekick at the edge of the box. Toni Kroos took the setpiece and produced a save from keeper Kobel. The action shifted to the other end in the 62nd minute when Adeyemi almost set up Fullkrug for a header. However, in the end, it turned out to be a regulation save for Courtois. Following that Marco Reus made his final appearance in yellow. He substituted Karim Adeyemi.

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Real Madrid broke the deadlock in the 74th minute when Toni Kroos' corner met Dani Carvajal's head, who slotted it in. The lead gave Real Madrid the green light to dominate and in the spell, they extended the lead in the 83rd minute. Vinicius Jr. scored the goal and put Blancos 2-0 up.

 

 

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Published June 2nd, 2024 at 22:24 IST