Real Madrid might not be banned from the UEFA Champions League this season even though they are yet to officially withdraw from the controversial European Super League. The President of UEFA, Aleksander Ceferin says Real Madrid’s Champions League match against Chelsea on Tuesday, April 27, would most likely go on as planned.
Since Sunday, April 18, Real Madrid have been at the center of the formation of the failed Super League, a league that was structured to rival the UEFA Champions League.
The club’s president, Florentino Perez is seen as a major brain behind the failed Super League. When fans, football bodies, pundits, and administrators spoke against the league, 9 out of the 12 clubs that signed up for it officially stepped down.
As it stands, only FC Barcelona, Juventus, and Real Madrid are yet to issue any official statement to announce their withdrawal from the league. However, the chairman of Juventus Andrea Agnelli had said the Super League would not go on since the majority of the clubs that signed up for it had withdrawn from it.
After the withdrawal of the 9 out of the 12 clubs, Florentino Perez came out to insist that the dream of having a European Super League is not dead. He noted that though the majority of the clubs who were interested in the league had withdrawn, the proposed league is on standby.
Perez’s continuous assertion about the league was expected to affect Real Madrid in the ongoing UEFA Champions League campaign. The Spanish giants are in the semi-final stage of the competition.
The club is expected to host Chelsea in the first leg of the round at 20:00 on Tuesday in Madrid. Afterward, they will travel to England to play the second leg of the round on May 5. Any of the two teams that perform better would scale through to the final of the competition to play either Manchester City or Paris Saint Germain.
“There is a relatively small chance that this match will not take place next week,” UEFA president Ceferin told Slovenian broadcaster 24UR.
In the same vein, the president of Spanish La Liga, Javier Tebas announced that no action would be taken against the clubs from the league that signed up for the controversial European Super League.
Recall that Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, and Atletico Madrid were the three clubs from La Liga that signed up for the failed Super League. When agitation against the proposed league became too persistent, Atletico Madrid officially withdrew from it.
“We are not talking about sanctions,” Javier Tebas said during a virtual news conference on Thursday.
“Everyone wants to cut people’s heads off. We have to have a procedure and we have to see how it looks in the end. These clubs have been sanctioned by their own fans.”
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