On the initiative of Real Madrid in particular, major European clubs are in the process of creating their Superleagues to liquidate the UEFA Champions League.
Josep Maria Bartomeu threw a bomb last October when he resigned from the presidency of the FC Barcelona. Its management has agreed to participate in a “European Superleague”, which would see the light of day at the expense of the “Super Champions League” imagined by UEFA for 2024. Now favorite in the presidential election of the Catalan club, which is held on January 24, Joan Laporta, confirmed his desire to compete in this future continental competition.
Barça want details
” We are open on the subject, we must explain this in detail and we will make a decision. Anything that can generate additional income is welcome, we want to know the project in depth before deciding. The idea has always existed but never materialized because the clubs did not agree. Now, that seems advanced, but we’ll see. UEFA will also have something to say. If I win, I will call the president of Fifa, UEFA and the ECA to tell them that we want to be present at the working meetings “, Launched the one who was already at the head of the Blaugranas from 2003 to 2010, especially during the” Dream Team “of Pep Guardiola.
In short, FC Barcelona is not the driving force behind the creation of this European Superleague. It is precisely its Spanish rival, the real Madrid, who pulls the strings behind the scenes. In November 2019, Florentino Pérez thus became the president of the World Association of Clubs, an entity visibly linked to Fifa and which thus competes with the European Club Association, led by Andrea Agnelli, the boss of Juventus, and who pushed with UEFA for a semi-closed Champions League …
PSG and OM in the 18?
According to the Cadena Ser recently, this Superleague already has its formula: a fairly classic championship between 16 or 18 teams for 30 or 34 scheduled days. It would be especially formations of Liga, Premier League, Serie A, Bundesliga and Ligue 1 (obviously PSG and OM) which would be invited to this great festival of football and which will always have the opportunity to play their respective national league in parallel.
Barça in a dramatic situation
The Brazilian goalkeeper from Manchester City has had a difficult start to the season. He is one of the PL goalkeepers to make the fewest stops.
Often abandoned by the rest of his team, the defensive leader of Manchester United is rarely imperial.
In the absence of Pique, the French left-hander did not hold the barraque and even made a turn on the bench.
Visibly in poor physical shape, the 2018 world champion went on to play without shining (when he was not recalled to the Bayern bench).
Little used by Zidane, one of Real Madrid’s vice-captains has been bad in his appearances on the pitch.
Recruited for 72 M € (officially), the Brazilian midfielder has very little impact at Juventus so far …
Used in 8 at Chelsea by Frank Lampard, the attacking midfielder does not shine. It cost 80 M €…
On fire last season, the English winger struggled to digest his aborted transfer to MU. However, he came away strong in 2021.
After starting the season a little later than the others, “La Joya” struggled to find the rhythm with Juventus. Disappointing !
The Belgian winger continues in the continuity of his first season at Real Madrid, between small injuries and harmless performances.
A prolific striker in the Bundesliga, the German international is struggling with Chelsea, both in play and in front of goal.
The Barça coach has still not found the right formula. He let Suarez go to put Messi, Griezmann then Braithwaite in tip!