UEFA is planning for next week’s Champions League semifinals involving European Super League rebel clubs Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester City to go ahead as scheduled, sources have told ESPN, despite the threat of breakaway teams being kicked out of the competition.
Real, Chelsea and City are members of the 12-team group to have signed up to plans to form a competition that would replace the Champions League, with UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin describing those involved as “snakes and liars” on Monday and dismissing the project as “disgraceful and self-serving.”
Kids grow up dreaming to win the World Cup and the Champions League – not any Super League. The enjoyment of big games is that they only happen once or twice a year, not every week. Really hard to understand for all football fans out there…⚽💔
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) April 19, 2021
Wenger in 2009: ‘Maybe in 10 years, you will have a European league…the money that will be coming in from the Champions League will not be enough for some clubs’
Wenger in 2018: ‘It is inevitable…to share money between the big clubs and the small clubs will become a problem’ pic.twitter.com/agIPGfOH86
— B/R Football (@brfootball) April 19, 2021