The plan for the new Super League soccer competition is, surprisingly, missing the names of Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain. Last year's Champions League finalists were noted absentees from the dozen elite European clubs who announced the plan on Sunday. Bayern would face difficulties convincing its fans and members, who have a majority say in club business, of the merits of joining the rebels.
ESPN Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Ander Herrera has become one of the first footballers to oppose a breakaway European Super League (ESL) and labelled the proposal as "the rich stealing what the people created." Twelve of Europe's top clubs announced on Sunday they were launching the ESL, with AC Milan, Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Tottenham named as the founding clubs.
Manchester City said Monday they do not know the "full extent" of the injury suffered by Kevin De Bruyne, but the Belgium midfielder will definitely miss the Premier League leaders' game at Aston Villa on Wednesday.
|Champions League (League Winners): Lille|
|Champions League (League Position): Paris Saint Germain|
|Champions League Qualifying (League Position): Monaco|
|Europa Cup (League Position): Lyon, Lens|
|Relegation (Playoff Relegation): Nîmes|
|Relegation (League Position): Nantes, Dijon|