Football giants, Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Juventus are reportedly set to be banned from the Champions League this week.
The three European giants are facing disciplinary proceedings from FIFA over their plans to form the European Super League.
They have insisted that they are within their rights to form a new competition and claim that UEFA and FIFA have no right to get in their way.
Of the dozen clubs to form the new breakaway league outside UEFA’s control, only Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus are still on board.
The other nine, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Atletico Madrid, Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United, Tottenham, Chelsea, and Manchester City, signed a letter of apology to UEFA and pledged to give £12.9m to grassroots football.
And Italian outlet la Repubblica claims the three clubs will be kicked out of the Champions League this week.
While speaking to ESPN,La Liga president and UEFA Executive Committee member Javier, Tebas said that the clubs that should be scared are Real Madrid and Barcelona
“The ones that have to be scared are Real Madrid and Barcelona,’ ‘I don’t want to imagine a Champions [League] without them but it can happen.
“More than a sanction, UEFA may opt not to register Madrid, and Barca in the Champions. I think they could be left out. They should be scared.”
Real Madrid have amassed 119 trophy wins, in regional, national, continental and global competitions. Barcelona, on the other hand, have gathered 130 titles over their history.
While Real Madrid dominate in main competitions, with 34 leagues and 11 European Cups, Barcelona have a higher number of total trophies.
On the other hand, Italian gaints, Juventus has won 70 official titles on the national and international stage, more than any other Italian club: 36 official league titles, 14 Coppa Italia titles, nine Supercoppa Italiana titles, being the record holder in all these competitions; and, with 11 titles in confederation and inter-confederation
Barcelona’s president pledged last week to go to the Court of Arbitration for Sport if UEFA take sanctions.
FCB president, Joan Laporta said;
“I told [UEFA president Aleksander] Ceferin that we were not going to apologise and that we were not going to pay a fine that is unjustifiable. If they fine us, we will go to the CAS,”
“We will fight to protect the interests of Barcelona and to develop a model of football that is sustainable. All clubs are losing money.”