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Chelsea and Real Madrid were to face each other in the semi-finals of the Champions League, and both teams were part of the failed European Super League project, with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez the key personnel behind the project.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has warned there is a ‘small possibility’ that next week’s Champions League semi-final between Real Madrid and Chelsea may not go ahead as punishment for their role in the European Super League.
“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,” he said on Slovenian TV channel 24UR.
“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.”
Florentino Perez is the president of the Super League, and he is now at odds with UEFA chief Aleksander Ceferin, who is keen to punish Real Madrid and Juventus most especially.
The Super League did get some legal protection in the way of a court ruling in Spain which protected teams involved from ‘punitive measures’ from UEFA.
However, UEFA will have a meeting today to discuss the possibilities of the Champions League semi-final clash and possible sanctions, having had extensive talks with their legal team.