El Clasico in Danger? UEFA Set to Sanction FC Barcelona And Real Madrid

Published 05/12/2022, 4:30 PM EDT

The biggest controversy to come out of football last year was the formation of the European Super League. The biggest clubs in the world, like Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, and England’s big-six, came together to create a separate league for themselves.

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The competition was going to replace UEFA’s Champions League, and the clubs wanted to have more say in the way the biggest competitions were run. However, fans unanimously protested their decision to form the league, and one by one, the clubs started leaving the league.

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Now only three clubs remain in the league, Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, and Juventus.

UEFA president speaks out against the clubs

In an interview with L’Equipe, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin spoke about the three clubs that were still a part of the competition. The interviewer asked him if the three clubs were going to be sanctioned and the President replied that UEFA would act only after the legal processes were over.

However, if UEFA does sanction Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, it would mean a huge loss for both the clubs. Madrid have reached the final of the Champions League this season, and have won the competition a record 13 times.

FC Barcelona is another big club that brings a lot of revenue in for UEFA, hence it would be hard to imagine the Champions League without these two clubs.

The rules are the same for Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, and the smaller clubs

The reporter asked Ceferin if UEFA was showing any favoritism towards the big clubs, and the Slovenian was quick to deny that. He said that the rules are the same for every club and that UEFA treats every club equally.

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The rules are the same for everyone. And if I was to comment on what people say every day. They also complain that UEFA earns billions, but 93.5% of revenue goes to clubs,” Ceferin said.

Interestingly, he also brought up the fact that UEFA only gets 6.5% of the revenue that they generate and the rest goes to the clubs.

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a soccer author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for soccer to enhance his journalism. He lists charismatic names like Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford as his favorite players, but he is a great admirer of Karim Benzema too.

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