Champions League semi-finals 'will go ahead as planned'

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Alex Mott

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Next week’s Champions League semi-finals between Chelsea, Real Madrid, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain will go ahead as planned.

That’s according to a story in ESPN on Tuesday which claims that Uefa do not intend to disqualify three of the teams involved in the breakaway Super League.

Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester City are all part of the new division which has caused huge ructions amongst the global football elite.

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There had been talk on Monday that Uefa would cancel the matches and hand PSG the title due to the trio’s intention to leave European football’s main competition.

But that has been dispelled by this ESPN report which insists that the matches will still go ahead as planned, starting from next week.

Earlier on Tuesday, Uefa president Aleksandr Čeferin appealed to the club owners, calling for them to change tact and leave the Super League.

“Gentlemen, you made a mistake. There is still time to change your minds,” he said at their annual congress in Switzerland.