Super League, the new blow


By: Manu Tournoux

The Superleague has been hit hard by a new court decision.

The Superleague benefited from a court ruling in December when European courts ruled that UEFA would have a monopoly on the market if it punished teams who joined another competition, meaning Real Madrid and FC Barcelona were free to set up their own competition. Real Madrid and FC Barcelona are therefore free to create their own tournament. However, this week they found themselves on the wrong side of debates in the legal arena.

The competition, which currently only brings together Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, ​​and which is organized by A22, presented a format and pleaded in favor of a change in the governance of European football, but has hardly progressed in its implementation.

The name must change

This week, the European Union decided that in addition to not having 10 of the 12 teams that had initially signed up, the Superleague would no longer be called the Superleague. The Danish Football Association has taken legal action for infringement of its trademark, as the Danish top division is called Superligaen (the Superleague) in Danish.

It was upheld by EU courts, as Marca reports, and A22 must now change the name of the competition as a whole.

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