UEFA decide Real Madrid's fate

UEFA Champions League

UEFA have elected not to expel Real Madrid from the UEFA Champions League following the club's attempts to form the breakaway European Super League.

The UEFA Executive Committee has elected not to expel Real Madrid from the Champions League, with Los Blancos' semi-final tie against Chelsea next week now set to proceed as planned.

This follows after the governing body had previously suggested that the clubs which had joined the Super League, including three of this season's four semi-finalists, Real, Chelsea, and Manchester City, could all be suspended from the competition.

"The UEFA Executive Committee received an update on the latest developments related to the so-called 'Super League', including the options available to UEFA and the steps it is considering taking," UEFA said in an official statement.

However, according to Marca, the governing body did not believe it had the requisite legal basis to remove the trio from the competition, which would have left Paris Saint-Germain as the only remaining side, and that next week's fixtures will proceed as scheduled.

It remains to be seen whether any further disciplinary action or sanctions will be imposed by UEFA at this stage.

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