A crucial upcoming Champions League match risks getting called off as clubs cold face consequences over Super League participation.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin admits the Champions League semi-finals clash between Real Madrid and Chelsea has “a relatively small possibility” of being canceled.
The Real Madrid vs Chelsea clash is scheduled to be played on Tuesday at the Alfredo Di Stefano in Spain.
Los Blancos beat Liverpool 3-1 to progress past the quarter-finals stage while the Blues narrowly overcame Porto to get to the last four.
Both the teams were among the 12 founding members of the breakaway European Super League and, even though the plans for the competition came crashing down very quickly, they could face consequences for agreeing to participate.
“The key is that this season has already started, so broadcasters would come at us for damages if we don’t play the semi-finals,” Ceferin told Slovenian station 24UR, as relayed by The Independent.
“So, there’s a relatively small possibility that this match isn’t played next week. But, things could be a little different in the future.”
The UEFA president once again applauded those teams who decided to take a U-turn and withdrew from the breakaway Super League.
“I said yesterday that it is admirable to admit a mistake and these clubs made a big mistake,” he said.
“But they are back in the fold now and I know they have a lot to offer not just to our competitions but to the whole of the European game.
“The important thing now is that we move on, rebuild the unity that the game enjoyed before this and move forward together.”