5 ways Real Madrid could be altered forever by European Super League

Florentino Perez of Real Madrid (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)
Florentino Perez of Real Madrid (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images) /
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Real Madrid, Florentino Perez
Florentino Perez of Real Madrid (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images) /

Florentino Perez is one step closer to making his long-held dream of a league controlled by Europe’s elite a reality. And most Real Madrid fans are, rightfully, upset by this move and the fact that their club’s president, who recently won re-election, is at the epicenter of something so universally panned by long-time football fans.

Madridistas are also nervous about the future of the club they support and how their support may have to change. Let’s take a look at five ways in which this European Super League could profoundly change Real Madrid.

No more Champions League nights

We’ll begin with something that has more ramifications to Madridistas than any other fanbase. No club has won more Champions League titles than Real Madrid, and no club has dominated the competition more than Los Blancos. Even this season when Real have a weaker squad than normal, the club has managed to reach the semifinals of the competition.

Now, Perez’s decision could jeopardize Real’s success in the current Champions League campaign, as there is talk that Los Merengues – and the other rogue clubs – could be tossed out of this season’s competition. In that case, PSG would win by default.

But in the long-term, a European Super League means no more magic of the Champions League. That could be replaced with the thrills of the European Super League, but with the league being exclusively made of a select group of clubs, some of that magic will undeniably be lost.