Bundesliga: Bayern Munich on verge of ninth straight title as they beat Bayer Leverkusen to take 10-point lead
Bayern seized control at the Allianz Arena with early goals by Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Joshua Kimmich after second-placed RB Leipzig had earlier suffered a shock defeat at relegation-threatened Cologne.
European Super League: Chelsea preparing to ask out of breakaway league after backlash from other clubs, fans
Chelsea were preparing documents to tell the Super League they want out of the 12-team plan, a person with knowledge of the decision said.
Florentino Perez last week began his sixth term as Real Madrid president. He helped the club recover from its own financial problems when he first arrived in 2000. Now he feels it’s football in general that needs his help.
In its ruling, the court expressly banned UEFA and FIFA from taking "any measure or action or statement or announcement that directly or indirectly impedes the implementation of the European Super League".
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says plans for closed European Super League format are 'not sport'
"It's not a sport when the relation between effort and reward doesn't exist," Manchester City boss Guardiola said about the European Super League. "It's not a sport when success is already guaranteed, it's not a sport if it doesn't matter if you lose."
Nadine Kessler, who is in charge of women's football at UEFA, said the closed league would hinder efforts to build a sustainable, professional women's game across the continent.
European Super League: German football federation calls for 12 founding clubs of breakaway league to be barred
"The clubs and their junior teams should be excluded from all competitions, until they have a second thought for their many supporters who made them into the giants of world football, and not just think of their wallets," DFB president Fritz Keller said.
Britain's government vowed on Monday to do "whatever it takes" to protect football, raising the possibility of invoking competition law to block a proposed new European Super League by breakaway clubs
European Super League: Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur fans in rare agreement in condemning breakaway league
Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur fans enjoy a fierce rivalry but the announcement of the European Super League achieved the rare feat of uniting them virtually as one in condemning it.
Even if this plan stumbles, the concept will be back, sooner rather than later, in some vaguely modified form. A superleague is, in effect, inevitable; European football has been drifting, inexorably, to this point for years.
In a statement on Monday, Dortmund chairman Hans-Joachim Watzke said that the members of the European Club Association (ECA) had met Sunday evening and expressed "a clear opinion to reject the foundation of a Super League".
European Super League is not about football, fans or more high-quality games; it's purely about the bottomline of elite clubs
At the very onset, it should be made clear that European Super League is not about the football or competitive football or fans. This is about the $$$. And a lot of it.
The absence of French and German teams is notable, despite Bayern Munich and Qatar-owned Paris Saint-Germain reaching last season's Champions League final.
Hansi Flick, who has led Bayern to six trophies over the last 12 months, made the shock revelation on Saturday after the club's 3-2 win over Wolfsburg put them seven points clear at the top of the Bundesliga.
Flick's announcement capped a turbulent week for Bayern, who bounced back from their Champions League quarter-final exit at the hands of PSG on Tuesday.
Flick, who has a contract with the club to 2023, said he told the team he had informed the club of his wish to leave.
Leipzig thought they had won the game at the death when Yussuf Poulsen headed in but he was penalised for handball after the referee consulted the pitchside monitor.
The proposals on the table would lead to a complete overhaul of how the group stage of Europe's premier club competition works from 2024.
The absence of Robert Lewandowski has left Bayern with a huge hole in attack, compounded by the unavailability of Serge Gnabry, who is isolating after contracting Covid-19.
Champions League: Hansi Flick mulls future after Bayern Munich ouster amidst Germany coaching speculation
Flick led Bayern to a Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup treble after taking over from Niko Kovac in November 2019