Dortmund, Bayern Agree To Reject ESL

By | April 20, 2021

BERLIN: Two arch -rivals of the German Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich have agreed to reject the proposed establishment of the European Super League (ESL).

On Sunday, 12 European giants announced the launch of the establishment of the ESL competition which will be held in the middle of the week, but without the participation of clubs from the German league.

“FC Bayern are not involved in plans to create a Super League,” Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said in a statement.

“We are confident the state -of -the -art structure in football guarantees a reliable foundation.”

Dortmund chairman Hans-Joachim Watzke said members of the European Association of Clubs (ECA) met on Sunday and expressed `clear opinions to reject the establishment of the Super League ‘.

He said the two German clubs in the ECA, Bayern and Dortmund, had decided `100 per cent ‘of similar decisions` in all discussions’.

The statement also confirmed that the two German giants will not join the splinter league, which was announced on Sunday when European football was struggling.

“I don’t believe the Super League will be able to solve the financial problems plaguing European clubs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Rummenigge said.