Melgar Yesterday, Thursday, August 11, they qualified for the semifinals of the 2022 South American Cup. The Arequipa team managed to beat Internacional de Porto Alegre in the penalty shootout with three saves from Carlos Caceda. Thus, the “red and black” club will receive a large prize for reaching this stage of the championship.
It is worth mentioning that beyond the sporting glory and winning the trophy of this competition, a total prize pool of US$60 million will be distributed among all the participating teams.
In that sense, Melgar would receive a significant sum of money just for having reached the semifinal of the tournament organized by Conmebol. Next, find out all the details about the large sums offered by the Copa Sudamericana and how much the Peruvian squad would receive.
How much money will the Copa Sudamericana 2022 distribute?
- First Phase: US$225,000
- Eliminated: $120,000
- Group stage: $900,000
- Round of 16: $500,000
- Quarterfinals: $600,000
- Semifinals: $800,000
- Runner-up: $2 million
- Champion: $5 million
How much will Melgar receive after qualifying for the semifinals?
For overcoming the first phase against Cienciano, the Arequipa team received US$225,000. Then, beating Cienciano in the preliminary stage, he raised US$900,000. Later, after knocking out Racing from Argentina, River Plate from Uruguay and Cuiabá from Brazil in the group stage, he won US$500,000.
Following this, Melgar defeated Deportivo Cali in Arequipa and sealed his place in the quarterfinals, receiving US$600,000. Finally, for beating Internacional de Porto Alegre and reaching the semifinals, he will get US$800,000.
So, the total accumulated amount that the red and black team will receive so far is US$ 3,025,000 or S/ 11,797,500 approximately.
What happens if Melgar reaches the final?
The next rival of the Arequipa squad is Independiente del Valle, who has just eliminated Deportivo Táchira comfortably with an aggregate of (5-1).
The exact dates of the clashes between the Peruvians and Ecuadorians are not yet known, but according to Conmebol’s schedule, the semifinals (round trip) of the South American Cup will be played from the week of August 31 to September 7 .
If Melgar manages to prevail in this match, he would add US$2 million more to the total amount won for being a finalist in the tournament. And if he achieves the feat of winning the contest’s trophy, the prize is US $ 5 million.