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Trochowski: La Liga TV deal unfair

16 August 2012 18:31

Sevilla's Piotr Trochowski believes Barcelona and Real Madrid are too heavily favoured by the La Liga television rights.

Spain's broadcasting revenue has been a controversial subject as there is no system of collective bargaining, with teams allowed to negotiate their own individual rights.

Barca and Real take home about half of the estimated 640 million euro-pot between them, thanks to their ability to draw the biggest television audiences, with third-placed Valencia earning just over 40 million.

Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido has campaigned for a more equitable distribution of the television rights in the past, and now the club's German midfielder has also chimed in on the debate.

"What the clubs find especially annoying is the distribution of TV money," Trochowski told Kicker.

"Half of the money goes to Barca and Real and the remainder is divided up among the rest. How will we keep up with that?"

When asked to pick a winner for La Liga this season, however, the 28-year-old could not see past Barcelona claiming their first title under new coach Tito Vilanova.

"I am against both, but for me, Barca is stronger," Trochowski said.

"Little has changed in the team and the new coach Vilanova was the assistant of (Pep) Guardiola. He knows the structures."

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Primera División table

# Team MP D P
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2 4 +5 10
3 4 +2 8
4 4 +2 8
5 3 +5 7
6 4 +3 7
7 4 +5 6
8 4 +2 6
9 4 +1 6
10 4 +0 5
11 4 -2 5
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13 4 -4 4
14 4 -6 4
15 4 -1 3
16 3 -3 3
17 4 -3 2
18 4 -3 2
19 4 -4 2
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