After the annulment of the disciplinary proceedings against Barcelona, Juventus and Real Madrid, UEFA moves to counterattack with the Super League, presenting a motion of recusal by the judge of the Court of Madrid who had ordered the highest body in European football to withdraw the penalties against of the three clubs. This is the official statement in which he also talks about a possible appeal to the Madrid Provincial Court: “After yesterday’s announcement on the so-called” Super League “project and the related compliance measures adopted by UEFA, UEFA reiterates that it has always acted in accordance not only with its own Statutes and Regulations, but also with EU law, the European Convention on Human Rights and Swiss Law, in relation to this so-called “Super League” project. UEFA remains confident and will continue to defend its position in all relevant jurisdictions.
UEFA has always acted in good faith during pending proceedings before a Madrid court. As a result – and although UEFA does not recognize the jurisdiction of the Madrid Tribunal and firmly believes that it has always acted in full compliance with the ongoing proceedings – UEFA today submitted formal observations to the Madrid Tribunal demonstrating continued compliance with the orders.
Furthermore, UEFA has filed an appeal by the presiding judge on the ongoing proceedings on the grounds that there are significant irregularities in these proceedings. In line with Spanish law – and in the fundamental interest of justice – UEFA expects the judge in question to step aside immediately pending full and correct consideration of this motion.
In addition, UEFA will also formally appeal to a higher court, the Madrid Provincial Court (Corte d’appello).
UEFA will continue to take all necessary measures, in strict compliance with national and EU law, in order to defend its own interests and, above all, those of its members and all stakeholders in football. “