Uefa’s legal battle with Barcelona, Juventus, and Real Madrid over their participation in the proposed European Super League has come to a conclusion.
The clubs were among the original 12 members of the breakaway league, which eventually disbanded. The trio was being examined for “a probable infringement” of Uefa’s legal framework, despite their refusal to abandon the idea.
It’s now “as if the proceedings had never been begun,” according to Uefa.
“The Uefa Appeals Body has declared today the proceedings null and void,” a statement read.
After a court in Madrid determined that Uefa should not sanction the three surviving clubs, the three clubs have decided to take action.
The governing body of European football has also stated that the goodwill payments agreed with the other nine Super League clubs – Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, and Tottenham Hotspur, as well as Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan, and AC Milan – will not be collected until later this year. In June, the English clubs agreed to a collective payment of £22 million.
Source: BBC Sport