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Wednesday March 19 2014
Marotta: Istanbul cost us €25m

Juventus director Beppe Marotta has revealed that their loss to Galatasaray in the Champions League cost the club €25m.

The Bianconeri were beaten 1-0 by the Turkish side in ridiculous conditions at the end of last year, to miss out on the Last 16 of the competition.

And the board member has claimed that just one goal has a huge effect on the club and its resources.

“A football club has to deal with an imponderable factor,” he told Corriere dello Sport.

“And that’s results on the field. The imponderable is the uncertainty of the game.

“Just one goal can have such a huge meaning. Our exit from the Champions League cost us €25m.

“Our financial growth compared to the rest of Europe is slow - compared to England for instance.

“In some stadiums we have under 50 per cent attendance. But for us, the new stadium has played a key role in the diversification of our revenues.

“More people through the turnstiles means more opportunities in the market.”

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