Real Madrid and Barcelona's antics prove fight against the European Super League is far from over

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2023-06-09 22:30:12  • 6 mins

Say what you like about the European Super League, but at least the draw is not going to be as tediously long and drawn-out as it is for the Champions League.

Real Madrid will play Barcelona, and Barcelona will play Real Madrid. Cue reaction from both clubs and then roll the credits.

Juventus decision this week to take a step back from the project left Barcelona and Real Madrid as the two sole survivors from the Super Leagues late-night television show launch in April 2021.

The plan to scrap the best club tournament in football, which has its final on Saturday, and replace it with one in which the founding members dont have to qualify and get to play each other every week, so destroying national leagues, was slain, in the main part by English football fans protests. But there is no room for complacency.

Real Madrid remain adamant that no one has actually left the Super League company set-up prior to the launch, and that neither can they leave without facing a huge financial penalty.

The Spanish League one of the projects biggest opponents believe that although it is true that clubs have to pay a penalty to walk away, there is also a clause that means if 70 per cent of them quit then there is no financial price to pay.

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