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The latest word doing the rounds in the Spanish media suggests that UEFA are working towards a historic sanction for European Super League leaders Real Madrid and Juventus.
The story surrounding the Super League’s formation and subsequent collapse has of course taken centre stage across the globe over the last week.
This comes after no less than twelve of European football’s biggest clubs came together, to organise a ‘closed shop’ Champions League alternative.
The initiative, which was only announced on Sunday, however, lasted 48 hours, before coming to a grinding halt.
On the back of heavy backlash from fans, pundits, players and footballing institutions alike, the six Premier League clubs involved announced their respective decisions to turn their backs on the ESL on Tuesday night.
Arsenal, Liverpool, Man Utd and Spurs have all formally withdrawn from the European Super League.
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To this point, however, the three remaining Super League clubs have refused to back down.
The sides in question come in the form of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus (though the latter have issued a statement casting doubt over the situation moving forward).
Whilst it has been confirmed by under-fire Blancos president Florentino Perez that the project is now ‘on standby’, the ESL leader appears fully committed to moving forward with his plans to permanently alter European football.
As outlined above, though, if Perez, and Juventus for that matter, don’t soon make official their abandonment of the initiative, they could be in line to face one of the most significant punishments in UEFA history.
As per a report from Spanish outlet Deportes Cuatro, European football’s governing body are ‘working tirelessly’ alongside their legal team, to exclude both clubs from next season’s Champions League.
Not only that, but it is suggested that Real could even be ousted from this season’s edition of the tournament, ahead of their upcoming semi-final showdown with Chelsea.
The move would come as a warning to dissuade clubs across the continent from joining breakaway projects in the future.
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💥 La UEFA trabaja sin descanso para aplicar un castigo sin precedentes al Real Madrid
❌⚽ Quieren a los blancos fuera de las semis ante el Chelsea y excluirlos de la próxima edición de la Championshttps://t.co/Xw1M3KP3nT
— Deportes Cuatro (@DeportesCuatro) April 22, 2021