Borussia Dortmund made their emotions crystal clear on Tuesday night time concerning the proposed Champions League reforms.
Forward of the German aspect’s 2-2 draw with Sevilla, which was sufficient to succeed in the quarter-finals, a banner was unveiled on Sudtribune – the biggest terrace for standing spectators in European soccer.
It underlined their displeasure at UEFA’s plans to revolutionise the competitors, with the European Golf equipment’ Affiliation (ECA) actively discussing plans for an expanded 36-team Champions League, which may begin in 2024.
This can see modifications made to the group stage with all groups enjoying ten matches in opposition to opponents of various strengths.
Beneath these proposals, solely two-thirds of the season could be taken up by home fixtures, and the Premier League have to this point pushed again on the plans.
Nonetheless, it’s understood UEFA may ratify the brand new ‘Swiss fashion’ format inside weeks.
In the meantime, prime European golf equipment might be banned from signing gamers from one another underneath new guidelines being thought of for soccer’s premier competitors.
On the subject, ECA and Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli mentioned: “The second is fertile to consider higher options.
“We ought to be a variety of reforms.
“We may consider a double path switch system, the place golf equipment qualifying for particular tiers of worldwide competitors wouldn’t be allowed to purchase one another’s gamers.
“That will enhance the oblique solidarity to different golf equipment and imply no triple-figure transfers amongst Champions League collaborating golf equipment. These are parts we’re discussing.”
Erling Haaland struck a brace both aspect of the break to ship Dortmund via to the quarter-finals of the competitors after Edin Terzic’s males performed out a four-goal thriller with their Spanish opponents.
It additionally implies that Dortmund have remarkably scored of their 34th consecutive aggressive match – setting a brand new report in skilled soccer.