La Liga falls behind another European league

While the Premier League’s absurd spending spree over the January transfer window emphasised the colossal gap between it and the rest of European football, La Liga saw itself overtaken in an important milestone by a different European league.

As reported by Diario AS, the Bundesliga has earned €294m from the top European competitions in 2022-23.

Teams from Spain took in €259m, and they’re unlikely to bring in much more considering Barcelona, Sevilla, and Atlético Madrid won’t be featuring in the Champions League knock-out stages.

In years gone by, La Liga teams would compete head-to-head with the Premier League as the highest earners from continental competitions, often coming out on top.

Since the 2018-19 season, La Liga made the most money from European tournaments twice, and was never outside of the top two. That is no longer the case, as the Bundesliga overtakes Spain.

The Bundesliga has four teams in the next round of the Champions League: Eintracht Frankfurt, Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig, and Borussia Dortmund. La Liga is only represented by reigning champions Real Madrid.

La Liga does however have one extra team in the Europa League, with Barcelona, Sevilla, Real Betis, and Real Sociedad all still competing in the competition. The Bundesliga has Freiburg, Union Berlin, and Bayer Leverkusen left in the Europa League.

Villarreal remain in the Europa Conference League having topped their group, while there are no German teams in the competition.

Nicolás Antúnez de Mayolo | GSFN

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