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Uefa drop legal action against Super League clubs

Uefa have nullified disciplinary action against breakaway European Super League (ESL) clubs Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus, after a Madrid court ruled that European football's governing body should not sanction the rebel clubs.

Uefa had opened a probe against the three clubs. But, in June, it suspended proceedings after being notified by Swiss authorities of a court order from the commercial court in Madrid obtained by the legal entity European Super League Company SL.

The latest step from Uefa was to declare that the proceedings were nullified.

"Following the stay of proceedings against FC Barcelona, Juventus FC and Real Madrid CF, in the matter related to a potential violation of Uefa's legal framework in connection with the so called 'Super League', the Uefa Appeals Body has declared today the proceedings null and void, as if the proceedings had never been opened," Uefa's appeals body said in a statement.

Juve, Barca and Real are the last of the 12 clubs who signed up for the Super League in April not to have distanced themselves from the breakaway project, which unravelled when all six English clubs plus Inter Milan, AC Milan and Atletico Madrid withdrew.

In July, the 17th Mercantile Court of Madrid ordered that all financial and sporting penalties against the founding members of the Super League should be dropped. - REUTERS

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