After winning a key legal battle with UEFA, Barcelona, Juventus, and Real Madrid have vowed to continue with their ambitions for a European Super League.
The governing body’s disciplinary actions against the founding 12 teams of the planned breakaway league must be dropped, according to a Madrid court, and the matter will now be heard by the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg.
On April 18, twelve clubs announced their intentions to join the Super League as founding members, but the competition collapsed 72 hours later after nine clubs withdrew in the face of fan protests, opposition from UEFA, FIFA, and domestic leagues, as well as criticism from the British Government and Royal Family.
UEFA penalized each of the nine clubs – Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan, and AC Milan – an estimated £7 million punishment and 5% of their prize money.
Source: Daily Mail