File - Moenchengladbach’s Raffael, left, and Athletico’s Iker Muniain during a test match.
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Millions of euros are at stake for the clubs involved in this week's 10 matches thanks to the huge appearance fees, performance bonuses and television money handed out by UEFA to those who have reached the group stage.Last season, UEFA awarded each of the 32 teams 8.6 million euros just for taking part in the group stage, with more thrown in for wins and draws.Napoli's participation last season brought them 38.6 million euros, including 4 million in the so-called performance bonuses and 26 million euros as their share of the television market pool.Arsenal will have played one Premier League match before they visit Besiktas in Istanbul Tuesday, although last season's 5-0 aggregate win over Fenerbahce suggests they should be able to cope with the Turks.Denmark have a chance to have two teams in the group stage for the first time as FC Copenhagen host Germany's Bayer Leverkusen Tuesday with Aarborg at home to APOEL, surprise quarterfinalists two seasons ago, Wednesday.
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