At the origin of the project to create the SuperLeague, Real Madrid and FC Barcelona – like Juventus Turin – are in the sights of UEFA.
The European body wishes to take strong measures to sanction the three rebellious clubs. The possibility of inflicting large fines on FC Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus Turin were raised. But President Aleksander Ceferin wants to go even further excluding the three giants of European football from the Champions League and the Europa League for at least two seasons. A measure that would of course react in Spain, where the president of La Liga, Javier Tebas… is not against this potential sanction from UEFA. On the contrary, the sulphurous boss of the Spanish championship was also opposed to the SuperLeague when it was created. In this sense, he would support UEFA if the body decides to exclude Real and Barça from the Champions League.
“La Liga will not say anything”, Tebas mercilessly
“My personal opinion is that yes, the Champions League is ready to be played without Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus” Javier Tebas explained during the meeting of the Club Advisory Platform. “The Champions League has been going well without Manchester United for five years. Milan were also expelled from European competitions and the competition continued to live on. They are not essential in Europe. Of course we would like them to play it, but the facts are the facts and UEFA is going to have to act ” he continued before concluding. “I’m not going to dwell on the legal question. What I said is that we, as La Liga, will not defend any Spaniard who would be penalized. The facts have nothing to do with nationality. If UEFA has the legal means to sanction them, Spain’s La Liga will not say anything. He will defend the majority of his clubs, not one or two ”. Words that will not fail to boil the leaders of Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, for whom an exclusion from the Champions League would be terrible financially and sportingly.