The Blues and Los Blancos are preparing to go head-to-head in the Champions League semi-finals with the first leg set to take place at Valdebebas on Tuesday night.
But ahead of the game, European football has been rocked in recent days by the emergence of The Super League, a proposed competition Chelsea and Real Madrid agreed to be part of.
In fact, Real Madrid chief Florentino Perez was the president of the competition, and that put him and his club in line to face potential punishment.
UEFA were outraged by The Super League plans, which 10 of the 12 clubs involved have now pulled out from, leaving only Barcelona and Real Madrid.
UEFA chief Aleksander Ceferin was furious with Perez and reports emerged that Europe’s governing body were said to be considering immediate action against Real Madrid as a result.
It was reported UEFA had met with their legal team to work out whether they could throw Real Madrid out of this season’s competition, as well as suspending them from next season’s edition.
Officials then met this morning to decide the best course of action, and it seems it is a case of ‘as you were’ with UEFA deciding to continue with European competitions as they are, according to COPE.
That means Real Madrid vs Chelsea will go ahead as planned on Tuesday night, and other clubs who signed up for The Super League will also be able to continue their participation in the Champions League and Europa League this season.
Though, it remains to be seen whether further punishment will be taken by UEFA or the Premier League.
Both organisations have made their feelings clear in their statements regarding the planning that led to The Super League’s creation, although decisions over possible sanctions are yet to be confirmed.