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Barça's position in the event of being expelled from the Champions League

Published:30/03/2023 - 20:28h

Updated:30/03/2023 - 20:29h

UEFA is investigating FC Barcelona for the 'Negreira case' and, in the event that they are left out of the Champions League before there is a sentence, they intend to take action on the matter for "consequential damage and lost profits"

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The FC Barcelona is in the eye of the hurricane by the 'case Negreira', that investigates to the club by the payment of 7,5 million euros to the exvicepresidente of the Technical Committee of Referees, Enríquez Negreira, between 2001 and 2018. After the Fiscalía presented the complaint, the UEFA took part to open a file to investigate the case. The sanctions, in case that the culés result culprits, go from an economic fine until the expulsion of European competitions by a year.

For the club of the City Condal would be an authentic ruin leave to play, at least, the phase of groups of the Champions League, by the 70 million euros (or more) that this represents. Already this year they noticed the effects of the early elimination of the culés in the tournaments and the arks, definitively, would not bear it. It is thus that, from a principle, have showed had to collaborate with the investigations, but have his do under the sleeve in case that they finish being prejudiced.

The Barça asks an economic compensation

As it has informed 'Sportive World', in case that the FC Barcelona was sanctioned by the UEFA before the courts of Spain issue his sentence, in first and second instance, with the expulsion of the Champions, the club "would attend to the justice and would ask compensations in concept of 'emergent damage' (the damage in himself same that would receive the entity) and 'lucre cesante' (the money that would leave of ingresar)", because it exists a right purchased of the clubs to participate in the continental tournament.

Always according to the before quoted source, from the Bara understand that the UEFA has to expect to that issue the sentences of the Spanish Court before taking a decision regarding the 'case Negreira', although in the Statutes of the body rector of the European football establish that they can act without that there is a sentence. "The UEFA can trust, but is not forced by a decision of a national sportive organism or international, referee's court or a state court", explain in the Statutes.

The posture of the Barça with the UEFA

The Barça understands that, if it issues a punishment before checking if they are guilty or no by part of the justice would be a "violation of the valid legality" and, in this case, if the penal courts determine that there is not culpability, the club would demand to the UEFA the economic compensation. The intention of the blaugrana is to have all the letters on the table to cover the backs while they expect the sentence, something that can take more than the account.

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