As a result of their participation in the Super League, Real Madrid, Manchester City and Chelsea risk being excluded from the Champions League at the next UEFA executive committee.
A new threat hangs over the Champions League. And this time, it is not because of the coronavirus pandemic, which had forced the holding of a Final 8 in Lisbon, but the announcement on Sunday of the creation of the Super League. A competition launched by fourteen English, Italian and Spanish cadors in order to supplant the Champions League.
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War is declared between the fourteen secessionist teams and UEFA. And the first sanctions might not be long in coming. According to Sky Sport, an executive committee must be held this Friday and could decide on the immediate exclusion of the founding clubs of the Super League. Five teams are involved for this season: the Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester City in the Champions League as well asArsenal and Manchester United in Ligue Europa.
Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester City must be excluded
“Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester City must be excluded and I expect that to happen on Friday”, said Jesper Moller, president of the Danish Football Federation and member of the UEFA executive committee. It remains to be seen, if necessary, how the Champions League and the Europa League would end. If some imagine a coronation of PSG on the green carpet and a final between Villarreal and AS Roma, others are looking for the repechage of certain teams like FC Porto, Borussia Dortmund or Bayern Munich, eliminated in the quarter-finals.
The case is currently in the hands of UEFA’s lawyers, who must formulate proposals for the executive committee. “We will see how we end the Champions League”, said Jesper Moller.