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Read more Juventus FC vs FC Bayern Munich: A Clear Winner in the off-pitch Head-to-Head


Ahead of tomorrow’s clash in the last 16 of the 2015/2016 UEFA Champions League, the KPMG Football Benchmark team compares the off-pitch performance of the Italian and German national champions, namely Juventus FC and FC Bayern Munich.

Read more Manchester City FC - from zero to hero


Manchester City FC Limited, controlled by City Football Group Limited and ultimately owned by the Abu Dhabi United Group since 2008, achieved an historical landmark in the 2014/2015 season, reporting a profit for the first time since their acquisition by the Emirati owners.

Read more Premier League broadcasting rights are several times higher than those of other major leagues: does the countries’ macro-economy justify such a major difference?


The latest broadcasting rights deal signed by the Premier League has set a new benchmark and widened the gap between English clubs and their continental peers. After successful negotiations between La Liga and broadcasters, the focus will now be on the Bundesliga’s upcoming deal and its ability to capitalize on the recent success of German football.

Read more Attendance at matches in the US, China and India are starting to rival traditional football nations


In this analysis, the Football Benchmark team of KPMG Sport Practice focuses on the attendances of some of the fastest football markets globally - the US, China and India - and compares them to the "big five" European leagues.

Read more UEFA Champions League - a closed shop?


As the group stages of this year’s competition draws to a close, KPMG Football Benchmark Team has looked at the evolution of the UEFA Champions League (“UCL”) in terms of the various nations represented in what is the pinnacle of European club football.

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