Feyenoord was linked to AS Roma in the draw for the interim round of the Europa League on Monday afternoon. The first leg in De Kuip is scheduled for Thursday, February 15, the return will be played a week later in Stadio Olimpico. If the Rotterdam team manages to win the diptych, they will qualify for the eighth finals of the Europa League.
Feyenoord finished third in Group E of the Champions League, which means it can prepare for the intermediate round of the Europa League. It plays against AS Roma, which finished second in its own Europa League group.
Feyenoord and Roma also met in the final of the Conference League in 2022. Coach Arne Slot's team came up just short at the time. Last season, both teams competed for a place in the semi-finals of the Europa League. Feyenoord lost 0-1 in De Kuip and lost 4-1 in Rome after extra time.
The team of coach Arne Slot became convincing champions last season and therefore immediately qualified for the group stage of the billion dollar ball. The starting premium for the Champions League amounted to 15.64 million euros, which also included a coefficient premium of 13.644 million euros. Feyenoord also received 1.155 million euros from the market pool.
All in all, the reigning national champion has earned more than 36.5 million euros in prize money from the Champions League campaign. This does not yet include ticket sales, catering income and other income in and around De Kuip.
There is also plenty to play for in the Europa League, although the sporting achievements in that tournament logically yield less financially than in the billion-dollar ball. If Feyenoord passes the intermediate round, it will earn an extra 1.2 million euros.
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