Madrid are worried about paying the price. Less than a week after the stillborn draft of the European Super League, Real Madrid face Chelsea on Tuesday (9 p.m., on RMC Sport) in the semi-final first leg of the Champions League . The flagship UEFA competition, which Real president Florentino Perez wanted to leave. Great initiator of the Super League project with the president of Juventus, Andrea Agnelli, the president of Madrid is now in the sights of the European confederation and its president Aleksander Ceferin, he’s determined to punish the slingers.
So, the Spanish press fears a first form of punishment on the ground by an arbitration favorable to Chelsea. The English club were also among 12 clubs keen to leave club competition for a closed League project. But the Blues were among the first to give it up and seem to concentrate less of the popular anger. For this reason, the two main Madrid dailies therefore believe in special preferential treatment reserved for the record holder of titles in the competition. >> Subscribe to RMC Sport offers to watch the semi-finals of the Champions League
“Fair play, Ceferinâ ?? ¦”, Marca list in One as so many reasons to be wary of the meeting between Madrilenians and Londoners. “After the controversy with the Super League, all of Europe is watching the Makkiele arbitration,” the daily added. “The Dutch referee comes into play in the Madrid-UEFA war,” the newspaper added.
According to the El Chiringuito broadcast, Real players have expressed fear of arbitration decisions. As goes there less head-on but also puts pressure. “A bone on the way to Istanbul”, launches the newspaper, citing the impermeability of the Chelsea defense as a first obstacle to pass to advance to the final, which will take place in the Turkish capital on May 29. As also returns to the way in which Zinedine Zidane evaded questions on a possible unfavorable arbitration, Monday in a press conference. “If we go into what is said on the arbitration, it will harm us”, declared the French coach, annoyed to have to answer several times on this topic . The Spanish press is responsible for putting pressure on the arbitration.