Two months after the elimination of PSG against Real Madrid in the round of 16 of the Champions League, UEFA sanctions against Leonardo and Nasser Al-Khelaïfi are still pending.
After the defeat of Paris Saint-Germain against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, the Parisian leaders violently attacked the referees of the meeting. From the final whistle, the president of PSG and his sporting director descended into the bays of the Santiago Bernabeu stadium to hold the referees to account for the match. Leonardo and Nasser Al-Khelaïfi had not digested Karim Benzema’s potential foul on Gianluigi Donnarumma, not whistled on the equalizing goal of the Frenchman from Madrid. Following the violent behavior of Nasser Al-Khelaïfi and Leonardo, a disciplinary investigation was opened by UEFA. But two months after the incidents, no conclusion or sanction has yet been issued.
Al-Khelaïfi protected, Ceferin destroys rumors
Unsurprisingly, rumors are swirling about UEFA’s possible complacency towards Nasser Al-Khelaïfi due to the role of the Qatari president of PSG within the body. As we know, “NAK” was a great defender of the Champions League against the emergence of the SuperLeague and in this sense, UEFA could be more complacent with him. This is not the case according to Aleksander Ceferin, president of UEFA, who has debunked what he considers in L’Equipe to be a vast conspiracy theory. “Conspiracy theories are fantastic. In Europe and around the world, we still think that everything is decided in an alcove. It’s a joke. The Disciplinary Committee has opened a case and no one, neither you nor me, knows what they are going to do. Why should I call them? I never do. Nor for financial fair play. I don’t have time for that. And to judge Nasser, there was no urgency. PSG was eliminated. launched the president of UEFA, who therefore confirms that Nasser Al-Khelaïfi will be sanctioned, in the same way as Leonardo, but that he does not intervene in any way in this type of process. The debate is closed…