Juve, Barcelona and Madrid seeking to scrap UEFA sanctions

The Super League saga takes a new twist as the company behind the ESL reportedly seeks to scrap the agreement signed by UEFA and the nine clubs that left the breakaway league.

Juventus, Barcelona and Real Madrid are the only clubs still involved in the Super League, which was launched in April, but collapsed within 48 hours.

Premier League clubs were the first to withdraw from the competition, followed by Inter, Milan and Atletico Madrid.

Back in May, UEFA approved ‘reintegration measures’ for those nine clubs, which include:

  • Make a donation totalling an aggregate of €15 million, to be used for the benefit of children, youth and grassroots football in local communities across Europe, including the UK.
  • Be subject to the withholding of 5% of the revenues they would have received from UEFA club competitions for one season, which will be redistributed.
  • Agree to have substantial fines imposed if they seek to play in such an unauthorised competition (€100 million) or if they breach any other commitment they have entered into in the Club Commitment Declaration (€50 million)
  • Provide individual commitments to UEFA in which all the principles and values set out in the 2019 Memorandum of Understanding between UEFA and the European Club Association are accepted.

Now, according to the New York Times, A 22, the company behind the Super League wants to cancel this agreement and the possible sanctions against Juventus, Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Tariq Panja, who broke the story of the breakaway Super League in April, tweeted: ‘New motion filed with Madrid court by A22, the company behind Super League. It is seeking to scrap the agreement UEFA signed with the 9 clubs- including 6 Premier League teams- after they backed away from the project. Would mean fines and penalties are annulled.

‘UEFA has five days to respond. A decision could take a few weeks but would be a huge blow if implemented.

‘A22 is also filing to make UEFA cancel the disciplinary against Juve, Real and Barca in its entirety. It’s currently “stayed” pending UEFA’s appeal against the April 18 injunction by the Madrid court.’

UEFA had started an official investigation over Juventus, Real Madrid and Barcelona, who could have been banned from the Champions League.

However, the disciplinary proceeding ended within a few weeks, and all three clubs have been informed that they will take part in Europe’s elite competition next season.