The Super league, long thought to be dead, has been given a new lease of life by a European court. The court ruling has asked UEFA to back away in its attempts to put legal sanctions on the three remaining Super League clubs – Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Juventus.
The trio are the only remaining members of the project, which was an attempt to create a breakaway competition by – and featuring – Europe’s ‘best’ clubs.
FC Barcelona, Juventus, and Real Madrid CF welcome today’s Court’s decision enforcing, with immediate effect, UEFA’s obligation to unwind the actions taken against all European Super League founding clubs, including terminating the disciplinary proceedings against the undersigning three clubs and removing the penalties and restrictions imposed on the remaining nine founding clubs for them to avoid UEFA’s disciplinary action.a joint statement read.
The Court backs the request made by the promoters of the European Super League, dismisses UEFA’s appeal, and confirms its warning to UEFA that failure to comply with its ruling shall result in fines and potential criminal liability.
The statement further stated that the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg will review UEFA’s position on top of the game, which the three super clubs labelled monopolistic.
Nine of the founding members, including the English ‘big six’, Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan, and AC Milan revoked their membership days within the announcement of the competition, following immense public scrutiny.
UEFA levied minor sanctions on those clubs but took a stricter approach while dealing with the three who persisted with the idea of the Super League – Juve, Barca, and Real.
While it remains to be seen what the next step of the Super League trio will be, they confirmed their plans to keep the competition alive in the same statement, albeit they plan to introduce some changes following further dialogue.