UEFA Contemplating Banning Real Madrid From Champions League Semi-Finals
Although the Premier League sides have managed to successfully lessen the blow of participating in the Super League by pulling out of it, the La Liga clubs have stood their ground. Both Barcelona and Real Madrid continue to swear allegiance to the competition, a position which could prove to be calamitous for the clubs.
With UEFA garnering the support it needed as supporters of clubs came out in swarms to lambast the Super League, the Premier League clubs decided to was best to ditch their plans. All the six English clubs decided to withdraw from the league, leaving the Super League all but dead.
Real Madrid’s CL Campaign In Jeopardy
However, Florentino Perez, principal of Real Madrid has refused to stand out. Unfortunately for him, his brinkmanship could end up leaving Real Madrid in a soup with UEFA strongly exploring legal options to ban Real Madrid from the ongoing edition of the Champions League.
Real Madrid who had assured themselves of a semi-final spot after defeating Liverpool are slated to take on Chelsea later this month. It’s a tie which has been thrown up in the air at the moment though with reports emanating from Spain talking about UEFA’s two footed war against Real Madrid.
Earlier, UEFA’s chairman, Aleksander Ceferin had talked about the likelihood of banning Real Madrid. While he had said that broadcast deals would refrain UEFA from taking the unprecedented step, the organisation was still exploring its options.
Speaking to Slovenian TV channel 24UR, the UEFA president said: “The key is that this season has already started, so broadcasters would come at us for damages if we don’t play the semi-finals.
“So, there’s a relatively small possibility that this match isn’t played next week. But, things could be a little different in the future.”
The upcoming days are set to see major development in this aspect. With Perez refusing to bow down, UEFA could see their hand be forced as the governing council looks to set a statement of intent.