No longer a dream but an obligation, Italy and beyond expect Juventus to defeat Monaco on Wednesday night. Not only are they the champions of Italy and about to be crowned the same again for the fourth year running, but Juve's experience is greater, their players are better and the style of play is more beautiful.
Progression in the competition will help the club improve on a sporting level, but the financial rewards can hardly be ignored either. The Bianconeri have already made €77.5m from their participation in Europe's elite competition. Further wins would bring in more revenue for a club that desperately wants to compete at the highest level and keep hold of their best players.
If Juventus president Andrea Agnelli's dreams really do come true and Juventus manage to reach the final of the competition, they would stand to make approximately €100m.
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