Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus could now face sanctions from UEFA after precautionary measures against such punishments were lifted by a Madrid court.
Madrid, Barca and Juve are the three clubs still committed to the European Super League project, which was launched last year and sought to break away from UEFA’s Champions League.
Nine other clubs, including six from the Premier League, backed out of the competition soon after it was announced amid fan pressure.
UEFA was initially prevented from sanctioning those involved, but these measures have now been lifted by judge Sofia Gil Garcia of Madrid’s Mercantile Court No. 17.
“It is up to these disciplinary bodies and to the independent arbitrators of the CAS to decide on the possible sanctions against the clubs,” the court said via a statement reported in French publication L’Equipe.
A UEFA spokesperson said: “UEFA has today received the order of the Madrid court, lifting the precautionary measures in their entirety.
“UEFA welcomes this decision and is considering its implications. UEFA will not be making any further comment for the time being.”