Super League: Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus floor UEFA in court
Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus will pursue their European Super League dream, after winning in court on Friday.
The three clubs refused to pull out of plans for the breakaway league in April, after nine clubs withdrew following public outrage.
In a statement on their respective websites, it read: “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.
“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,” it continued before slamming the governing body that has attempted to punish the clubs who were involved.
“The case will be assessed by the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, which shall review UEFA’s monopolistic position over European football.”