Rebel Super League clubs won’t accept UEFA ‘coercion’

MADRID (AP) — Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus have criticized UEFA  for opening disciplinary cases against them over their roles in trying to launch a European Super League. They say they won’t accept being pressured by the European soccer body. The three clubs also defended their attempt to remake European soccer, saying the sport is headed for an “inevitable downfall” unless there are major reforms. The holdout clubs released a statement a day after UEFA said proceedings against the three clubs were active for “a potential violation of UEFA’s legal framework.” The proceedings could lead to the clubs being banned from the Champions League.