A court in Madrid has ruled that UEFA should not punish the three remaining clubs, and European football’s governing body last night dropped the lawsuits against them.
But UEFA this morning filed a request to remove judge Manuel Ruiz de Lara from the case, which could lead to the restart of disciplinary measures.
UEFA also filed an appeal with the Superior Court of Appeal in Madrid.
In a statement this morning, UEFA said: “[We have] filed a motion to challenge the presiding judge because we believe that there are significant irregularities in this procedure. Under Spanish law, UEFA expects the judge in question to step down immediately. “
As UEFA tries to punish Barcelona, Madrid and Juventus, it will not ask Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal and other clubs involved in the Super League plot to honor a goodwill payment of 15million. euros.