Juventus emphasis signals on quitting project
On the Collapse of the initial idea of European super league in October 2021, Juventus along with Real Madrid and Barcelona have stuck to the general principles of the plan.
The motives of the new league were focusing on the clubs that could take a leading role in oraganising competitions instead of UEFA governing body.
Now Juventus has broken ranks and signals about quitting the project of beginning a new league and have return to Real Madrid and Barcelona to demand talks, they say, will centre around “ the potential Juventus exit from the super league project.
In a complicated statement, Juventus say they will continue with further communications “due under the law” following the talks and their assessment of them.
It has been felt they were hoping for a favourable ruling from the European Courts of Justice around whether Uefa are entitled to hold a monopoly over their position as a competition organiser and threaten to exclude clubs who set up rival competitions.
It has been turbulent few months for Juventus, who were initially docked 15 points by the Italian FA for financial rule breaches. On these issues, Juventus has been punished for the scam on club’s scam and docks.
This punishment was overturned but a second hearing led to a 10-point penalty, which the club accepted. On Sunday, former player Paulo Dybala scored a last-minute goal for Roma that sealed a Europa League place at Juventus’ expense.
The Turin giants finished seventh and will enter the Europa Conference League. Without the 10 point deduction, they would have qualified for the Champions League at the expense of AC Milan.
European Super league history
Italian football giants Juventus have told FC Barcelona and Real Madrid they will abandon plans to form a breakaway European Super League, according to AS and MARCA.
The European Super League famously tried to launch in early 2021, but met opposition from fans of the English clubs involved in the competition which would threaten the future of domestic championships and the UEFA Champions League.
Eventually, the only three clubs that remained of the original 12 founding members were Barca plus bitter rivals Real Madrid and Juventus.
This put them at loggerheads with UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin, and last summer saw the trio play friendlies against one another in a pre-season tour of the United States after a failure to find other European opponents.
Roma pulling out of the Joan Gamper Trophy friendly that Barca hold at the beginning of each new campaign was because of pressure from Paris Saint Germain and the European Club Association not to associate themselves with the Catalans.
Eight months on from A22 Sports Management attempting to revive the Super League on behalf of the rebel clubs, Spanish media explains that Juventus have sent a letter to Barca and Madrid informing the La Liga behemoths they have begun procedures to leave the project.
The document allegedly explains that UEFA have threatened to ban the Turin outfit from European competitions for five years due to the cases it has recently been involved in – the most prominent of which saw the Serie A club docked 10 points, failing to qualify for the Champions League, and being made to play its third-string cousin the Conference League next term.
Juventus know that in order to reach any kind of agreement with UEFA, it must step down from defending the Super League and attempting to see it realized.
Despite a public falling out by the eternal enemies in El Clasico, in relation to the Blaugrana’s ‘Caso Negreira’ referee’s committee payments scandal which could see Barca banned from the Champions League for a year as concluded by UEFA investigators, Barca and Madrid have not shown any indication of quitting in their quest to launch the Super League.
At the turn of this year, Barca president Joan Laporta boldly predicted that the competition “will be a reality in 2025” and could merge with the Premier League.