The Super League soap opera just took a new turn on Wednesday with the announcement of the suspension of the UEFA investigation against Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Juventus Turin.
On May 25, UEFA opened a disciplinary investigation against Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Juventus Turin, the three clubs still involved in the Super League project. The president of the European body, Aleksander Ceferin, had even threatened the three dissidents with exclusion from the next two editions of the Champions League depending on the results of the investigation. But a dramatic turn on Wednesday, since UEFA announced that it had provisionally suspended the said investigation. Consequently, Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Juventus Turin are no longer under the threat of financial or sports sanctions. What raise questions when we know that the English clubs today received a fine of 4 million euros each.
In an official statement released this afternoon, UEFA provides more details about the decision. “UEFA takes note of the decision taken today by the UEFA Independent Appeals Body to temporarily suspend the disciplinary proceedings which had been initiated against FC Barcelona, Juventus FC and Real Madrid CF for a potential violation of UEFA’s legal framework in connection with the so-called ‘Super League Project’. UEFA notes that the decision to temporarily suspend the proceedings was taken following the formal notification made to UEFA by the competent Swiss authorities on 2 June 2021 of an ex parte court decision obtained on 20 April 2021 by the person legal European Super League Company SL of the Commercial Court of Madrid No 17. The decision of the independent appeal body of UEFA was taken without prejudice to the question of the applicability of the court order in Switzerland . Based on the court order, the three clubs mentioned have sought to protect themselves from the potential disciplinary consequences linked to this so-called Super League project. “