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European Super League: UEFA drop case against Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Juventus

By Amreen
UEFA has dropped legal action against Real Madrid, Juventus, and Barcelona
UEFA has dropped legal action against Real Madrid, Juventus, and Barcelona / Visionhaus/Getty Images

UEFA have dropped legal action against Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Juventus for their role in the creation of the European Super League, but has warned that the breakaway competition "still poses an existential threat to the foundations and future of European football".

The three teams refused to denounce plans to form and join a Super League prompting the UEFA to open proceedings against the three teams. But a Madrid-based court ruled last month that European football's authority had to cease all legal action.

The UEFA Appeals Body has now announced that the case will be dropped, meaning the clubs will face no further action for the time being.

A statement from the governing body read: "Following the stay of proceedings against FC Barcelona, Juventus FC and Real Madrid CF, in the matter related to a potential violation of UEFA’s legal framework in connection with the so called ‘Super League’, the UEFA Appeals Body has declared today the proceedings null and void, as if the proceedings had never been opened."

The Daily Mail also claims that the Premier League's "Big Six" along with Atletico Madrid, Inter, and Milan, who were also founding members of the Super League, will no longer need to pay UEFA fines which were handed to them.

However, according to The Guardian, UEFA has warned that the breakaway competition continues to be a threat as the agreement signed by these clubs to create the league is still in place.

They add that Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal, and Tottenham are "willing to dissolve the company" but Liverpool and Manchester United are "privately still in favour of the breakaway".

UEFA though have not altered their stance on the Super League, and would also restart a legal case should there be any attempts to reignite the plans.