Madrid This is official: the twelve most important clubs in Europe have created the Super League, which mainly threatens the existence of the Champions League.
AC Milan, Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Tottenham are all founding clubs for the new competition.
In addition, during the inauguration season, the other three teams will join the twelve founding clubs. The goal is to form a total of 20 teams into two groups, each with 10 members, to participate in the competition that will start in August next year.
The format is as follows:
-There will be 20 clubs participating, 15 founding clubs and 5 other teams. These teams will be qualified each year based on their performance last season.
-All matches will be played on weekdays, and all clubs will continue to play in their respective national leagues, thus preserving the traditional calendar that is vital to club life.
-This season will start in August. The club will be divided into ten groups, ten in each group, participating in home and away games respectively; the top three in each group will automatically enter the quarterfinals. The fourth and fifth-placed teams will participate in the other two-legged playoffs.
-Subsequently, the two teams will enter the finals from the quarter-finals, and will be played as a single game in the neutral position at the end of May.
The club said in a statement: “Looking forward, the founding club hopes to hold talks with UEFA and FIFA to seek the best solution for the Super League and the entire world football.”
The management organization chart will consist of the following:
Florentino Pérez: President of Real Madrid and President of the Premier League
Andrea Agnelli: Juventus President and Vice President of the Premier League
Joel Glazer-Manchester United President and Vice President of the Premier League