Wanda purchases 20% of Atletico Madrid
【新闻速递】大连万达集团(Dalian Wanda Group)周三在北京宣布，将以4500万欧元收购西甲冠军马德里竞技足球俱乐部(Atletico Madrid football club)20%股份，但将不对俱乐部拥有控制权。
The Dalian Wanda Group, China's largest property company, headed by Wang Jianlin is buying a part of Spanish league champs Atletico Madrid. The Chinese enterprise has agreed to buy a 20-percent stake in the club for 45-million euros, or a little more than 52 million US dollars. This is the first time that a Chinese firm has invested in a premier European football team.
The deal is likely to be a boon for Atletico, which has racked up debts of more than 500 million euros, while also helping introduce the club to new Chinese fans and sponsors. They are the latest Spanish league team to have some foreign ownership.
Recently Malaga and Valencia were acquired by non-Spaniards. And the league's two biggest clubs, Real Madrid and Barcelona are controlled by investors in Qatar and the UAE. Atletico Madrid are currently third in La Liga.
Chairman of Wanda Group Wang Jianlin holds the jersey presented by Chairman of Atletico de Madrid Enrique Cerezo and CEO of Atletico de Madrid Miguel Angel Gil during the agreement signing ceremony in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 21, 2015. Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin has bought 20 percent of the stake of Spanish league champion Atletico de Madrid, Wanda Group announced on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Wang Lili)(英文文本 via CNTV)
重点解析 Key Phrases/Words
1. stake n. 股份
2. boon n. 恩惠;福利
3. rack up 在比赛中获（胜），得（分）