#EuropeanSuperLeague

.London, UK
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  • More than 100,000 people undersigned an open letter to fans
  • The petition calls for an independent regulator in English football
  • The petition will now be considered as a parliamentary debate

.Turin, Metropolitan City of Turin, Italy
Juventus were among the 12 elite European clubs to form the breakaway European Super League. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • If Juventus don't respect the rules, they will be out," Italian media reported FIGC president Gabriele Gravina as saying
  • Juventus, alongside Barcelona and Real Madrid, defended the European Super League on Saturday
  • They said they had received "unacceptable" threats from UEFA and FIFA

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match (Photo Credits: AP/PTI)

  • Nine clubs were given a financial penalty by UEFA for their involvement in the aborted Super League project
  • Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus said they had received "unacceptable" threats from UEFA and FIFA
  • Those nine clubs agreed to forego five percent of their revenue from UEFA competitions for one season

.London, UK
Manchester United could earn around $36.8 million a year from naming its hallowed Old Trafford home after a company. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • For European football clubs, one untapped source of revenue is stadium naming rights
  • Many football fans have long opposed clubs selling their history
  • During the European Super League fiasco, supporters made clear their hostility to trading tradition for cash

A recent meeting by the supporters noted through a statement that the fans had 'zero trust' in the owners. (Photo credit: Twitter/@AdamMcKola)

  • Protesting Manchester United fans invaded the Old Trafford pitch on Sunday
  • Protestors demanded the removal of the Glazer family as the club's owners
  • Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer noted that it was necessary to ‘listen to fans’ views'

.Nyon, Switzerland
Aleksander Ceferin was elected as the UEFA president in 2016. (Photo Credit: AFP File)

  • Aleksander Ceferin said disciplinary action remained an option for UEFA
  • He said the six English clubs showed some greatness in backing out first
  • He ridiculed the Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus

.London, UK
Thousands of fans can be seen with flares and 'Kroenke Out' banners in protest against Arsenal's American owner. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Thousands of fans swarmed the Emirates Stadium to protest aginst owner Stan Kroenke and his son, the club director, Josh
  • This comes days after the club broke away from the proposed European Super League
  • The ESL debacle served as a catalyst for fans to vent out years of pent-up dissatisfaction with the general running of the club

.New York, NY, USA
Juventus, Barcelona and Real Madrid still refusing formally to capitulate. (Photo: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • The proposed breakaway football tournament European Super League fell apart within 48 hours 
  • JPMorgan, the US investment bank, felt that the tournament's impact was 'clearly misjudged'
  • JPMorgan had agreed to financial back the tournament 

.Barcelona, Spain
Lionel Messi now has 33 goals in all competitions and 25 in the league. (Photo Credit: Instagram/@leomessi)

  • Barcelona registered a 5-2 win against Getafe on Thursday
  • Lionel Messi scored two goals leading the charge for Barca
  • He gave up on a hattrick opportunity and allowed Griezmann to take the penalty

.Barcelona, Spain
This is the first statement offered by the club since the ESL fiasco. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • Barcelona said turning down ESL would have been "historical error"
  • Only three teams - Barca, Real Madrid and Juventus - are yet to withdraw
  • Barca said it would carry out an "in-depth analysis" of the proposed competition