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UEFA has filed a legal motion to REMOVE a judge in European Super League case

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UEFA files legal motion to REMOVE a judge who ruled against them and supported Barcelona, ​​Juventus and Real Madrid’s right to form a European Super League – and legal action could be restarted if successful to be

  • Judge Manuel Ruiz de Lara stated that UEFA should not threaten clubs wishing to participate in the Super League or do anything that could deter them
  • UEFA ignored the April 20 ruling and went ahead with disciplinary action
  • Furious judge ordered all sanctions against the 12 ESL plotters to be canceled
  • The European Football Association finally met that requirement last night
  • But it has now filed a legal motion for ‘the presiding judge’s challenge’

UEFA wants to remove a judge who led the legal action brought against UEFA by European Super League rebels, Barcelona, ​​Real Madrid and Juventus.

In an extraordinary move, the European football board has claimed that there have been ‘irregularities’ in the way the case has been handled.

And the body now wants the judge to ‘step aside’. If successful, the move could eventually lead to the resumption of disciplinary action against the rebel clubs after it was halted Monday night.

Real Madrid won the Champions League in 2018, but UEFA’s action could have resulted in a suspension

“UEFA has filed a request to challenge the judge presiding over the current proceedings, as it believes there are significant irregularities in this proceeding,” European Football’s governing body said in a statement.

“In line with Spanish law – and in the fundamental interest of justice – UEFA fully expects the relevant judge to stand by immediately pending the full and proper hearing of this motion.”

UEFA has also appealed to the higher court of appeal in Madrid.

The three rebel clubs initially went to court in April after the announcement – and collapse – of the Super League project.

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin initially went to battle with the 12 founders

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin initially went to battle with the 12 founders

In a Madrid court, they claimed they had the right to form a breakaway league after UEFA threatened clubs participating in a Super League with expulsion from existing competitions.

In the first ruling on April 20, Judge Manuel Ruiz de Lara stated that UEFA must not threaten clubs wishing to participate in the Super League or do anything to prevent them from joining.

However, UEFA ignored this verdict and continued disciplinary action against all 12 rebel clubs, including Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea, AC Milan, Inter and Atletico Madrid.

Infuriated, the judge reacted in July, ordering that all financial and legal sanctions imposed against the 12 European Super League conspirators, including the English clubs, should be withdrawn with immediate effect.

UEFA, based in Nyon, Switzerland, has now hit back. It said it will “continue to take all necessary steps, in strict accordance with national and EU law, to defend its interests and – most importantly – those of its members and all stakeholders in football.”

UEFA hopes a ruling by the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg can support its efforts to eventually ban Barcelona, ​​Real Madrid and Juventus from the Champions League.

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