After nine of the founding Super League’s strongholds defected to UEFA, the remaining three clubs revealed the true situation.
Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus – the last three clubs to defend the European Super League project – have slammed UEFA for the failure of their plans, in a statement released on Saturday.
Nine of the 12 early founding clubs, including the top six of the Premier League, La Liga leaders, Atletico Madrid and Serie A duos Inter Milan and AC Milan, have been confirmed to face financial sanctions after they held talks with UEFA.
But further resistance from the Blaugrana, Los Blancos and the Bianconeri will be an important stage, with the trio now slamming down UEFA and FIFA.
What has been said?
“The founding clubs have been hit, and continue to be hit, subjected to pressure, threats and attacks from an unacceptable third party to leave the project and therefore abandon their right and duty to provide solutions to the football ecosystem through concrete proposals and constructive dialogue. , “said the release with the three clubs.
“This is intolerable under the rule of law and the court has decided in favor of the Super League proposal, ordering FIFA and UEFA to, either directly or through its affiliated bodies, refrain from taking any action that could obstruct this initiative in any way. even as long as the verdict is still pending. “
“We reiterate to FIFA, UEFA and all football stakeholders, as we have done on several occasions since the announcement of the Super League, our commitment and unwavering will to discuss, with respect and without intolerable pressure and in accordance with the rule of law, is the most appropriate solution for the survival of the entire football family. “
The trio were solid when the Super League collapsed
The efforts of Barca, Juve and Madrid – with president Florentino Perez as a key figure in the Super League project movement – mark them as the three remaining teams and want to continue with the new competition, after nine other teams have been financially sanctioned by UEFA as part of their reintegration into the body European football.
Arsenal, Milan, Chelsea, Atletico Madrid, Inter, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur will lose five percent of the revenue they received from UEFA over a season, a penalty that was far below initial expectations.
It is likely that the remaining trio could face further sanctions, including the possibility of being expelled from European competition next season.