The football clubs Barcelona, Juventus, and Real Madrid have hailed a Madrid court's ruling maintaining their right to compete in the breakaway European Super League, which was put on hold after most founding clubs withdrew due to pressure from governing authorities.
The European Football Association's (EUFA) disciplinary measures against the founding 12 teams of the planned breakaway league must be discontinued, the court ruled on Friday.
The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg will now consider the case.
Uefa told to 'unwind action' against clubs
Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Inter Milan, AC Milan, and Atletico Madrid - the nine clubs that have distanced themselves - were fined by Uefa in May.
In June, the six Premier League clubs also agreed to make a supplementary £22 million "goodwill" payment.
The remaining trio claims that European football's regulatory body must now "unwind the actions taken against all" ESL teams.
"The court backs the request made by the promoters of the European Super League, dismisses Uefa's appeal, and confirms its warning to Uefa that failure to comply with its ruling shall result in fines and potential criminal liability," the clubs said.
"The case will be assessed by the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, which shall review Uefa's monopolistic position over European football."
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