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The Daily Bee: BVB Announces €72.8 million Loss in 2020-21

And Lionel Messi had his first day with his new club.

Borussia Dortmund Bad Ragaz Training Camp Day 6 Photo by Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund/Getty Images

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Borussia Dortmund Announces €72.8 Million Loss in 2020-21

Who wants to talk accounting? Right, me neither, but sometimes you have to do it. In a recent press release (in German), BVB announced that for the financial year of 2020-21 (July 1st, 2020 - June 30th, 2021), the club amounted earnings before taxes (EBT) of € -72.8 million, in most part due to a sharp decrease in ticket sales because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In case there are any shareholders out there, this of course means that you won’t be receiving a dividend this year.

The good news is that Dortmund just received a guaranteed source of revenue in the form of the Sancho sale, and with COVID cases hopefully decreasing, fans can start returning to the stands so that ticket sales begin to rebound. Luckily, BVB’s financial situation is stable: according to Watzke, the club already has the liquidity available to maintain operations for the coming year.

Lionel Messi Takes the Number 30 in Paris

I still can barely believe this is real. Lionel Messi has played for Barcelona since I was in 2nd grade, and now he’s in Paris playing alongside Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. To see him wearing a kit other than that of FC Barcelona feels very strange. The number he picked is not the #10 that he wore at Barca, but the #30, which was his first number at his old Catalan Club.

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m very excited to see what Messi can do alongside Mbappe and Neymar. We can call the new attacking line MNM... watching them could be like watching the Harlem Globetrotters.

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