European Super League: Uefa ends legal fight against Barcelona, Juventus & Real Madrid

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Real Madrid, Juventus, and Barcelona are not abandoning the ESL

Uefa has won its case against Real Madrid, Juventus, and Barcelona over their participation in the European Super League.

These clubs were among the 12 founding members of the breakaway league that later fell apart.

The three men, who refused to give up the project, are being investigated for "a possible violation" of Uefa’s legal framework.

Uefa claims it's now "as though the proceedings never opened".

"The Uefa Appeals Body declared today the proceedings null," read a statement.

After a Madrid court ruled that Uefa shouldn't punish the remaining clubs, these moves were made.

The European football's governing body also stated that it would not collect the goodwill payments with the nine Super League clubs, Arsenal, Chelsea Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United, Tottenham, Atletico Madrid and AC Milan. In June, the English clubs agreed to a total payment of 22m.

What has stopped the legal battle?

Real, Barca and Juventus all have the support of a Madrid court, which in April ruled that Uefa couldn't take action against the Super League as it was an infraction to European free trade laws.

The matter has been referred to European Court of Justice. They will decide if Uefa have this right.

While that case is ongoing, Uefa responded to last week’s Madrid judge's request to suspend its disciplinary proceedings towards the remaining clubs by ending its legal pursuit of them.

Uefa states it won't request goodwill payments from clubs while the Madrid Court proceedings involving Uefa, among others, are ongoing."

Uefa believes that it has always acted according to its statutes, regulations, and EU law. This includes the European Convention on Human Rights, Swiss law and EU law. Uefa is confident in its position and will continue to defend it in all relevant jurisdictions," the organization stated in a statement.

"Uefa will continue taking all necessary steps in strict compliance with EU and national law to protect the interests of Uefa as well as all other football stakeholders."