Explainer: Super League crisis – What happens next?

21 April 2021

Photo: Alamy Chelsea's Marcos Alonso runs down the touchline as rain falls

Reporter James Corbett takes you through the next possible steps after European Super League crashed.

James Corbett, Senior Correspondent corbett@offthepitch.com

Who is still in?

As of 20:00 BST Wednesday, it is just Real Madrid, Barcelona, AC Milan and Juventus. 

Juventus suggested in a statement that other clubs hadn’t followed “procedures” when withdrawing. Off The Pitch has learned, for example, that Manchester City and Chelsea’s withdrawals were only learned about by Super League officials from the media.

Are the clubs going to be punished?

Yes, but how heavily and by which governing body remains to be seen. 

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