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European Super League outliers Real Madrid, Juventus and Barcelona have been given admission letters for next season's Champions League, despite refusing to back out of their breakaway tournament.
Whilst the Premier League 'big six,' Atletico Madrid, Inter and AC Milan all pulled out of the European Super League months ago, Real, Juve and Barca are yet to officially back out of the competition.
That had led to UEFA opening disciplinary proceedings against the trio, with claims that they could all be booted out of next season's Champions League, which the Old Lady only narrowly qualified for on the final day of Serie A.
However, last week those proceedings were put on 'temporary suspension' due to a court injunction in Madrid, taken out by the three teams to avoid punishment.
Now it looks like the teams will evade Champions League disqualification, with all three being given admission letters for next season's competition.
"Admission letters have been sent to all clubs participating in next season's UEFA club competitions today," UEFA told Reuters on Tuesday.
The letters are sent every season to all the clubs who have qualified, whether that's directly into the group stages or the ones who have to go through qualifiers.
They don't 100% rule out the disciplinary proceedings restarting and eventually leading to the teams being banned, but it isn't exactly a good sign either.
Any such suspension would have to be handed down before August 2nd, when the draw for the Europa Conference League is made.
If the three clubs were taken out of UEFA competition then the other La Liga and Serie A clubs in next season's European competitions would all move up so, Roma would no longer be in the Europa Conference.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez hilariously claimed that the Super League was being set up to 'save football,' and especially the smaller teams.
The 74-year-old also claimed his club couldn't afford the top players without the money that it was going to generate it, naming Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland as examples.
However, the Blancos boss have since signed David Alaba from Bayern Munich since then, reportedly paying the Austrian £412,000-a-week!
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