28th February 2017. By Danni Biggs.
The UEFA rules prohibits two football clubs in which a company owns from being admitted into the same UEFA club competition.Â In article 5 of the UEFA European Competitions Regulations reads 'no club participating in a UEFA club competition may, either directly or indirectly hold or deal in the securities or shares of any other club participating in a UEFA club competition.' Meaning itÂ could lead toÂ the UEFA to remove one of Red Bull clubs from UCL.
RB Leipzig has a sister team in the form of Austrian giants RB Salzburg, the Champions League regulars. With Leipzig taking their first Bundesliga campaign by storm both teams are looking like likely candidates to compete in the UCL competition. However, UEFA can only allow one of the teams to enter as they are both owned by the same company.
UEFA insists that Champions League ban for either RB Salzburg or RB Leipzig is hypothetical until after qualifying places are decided at the end of the season. UEFA have said '(There will be) more concrete information from the beginning of June, when the list of participating clubs taking part in UEFA European competitions is published.'
RB Leipzig Unconcerned over Potential Ban
RB Leipzig has been formed for just seven years and this season is their first season in the top flight of German football, the Bundesliga. Leipzig are 5 points off top of the table Bayern Munich, meaning they are comfortably sitting in second with a strong 8 point lead ahead of Borussia Dortmund.
The blossoming Leipzig stunned the title contenders Borussia Dortmund as they embarked on a consecutive eight match winning streak. The new side went unbeaten for 13 games making it the best record for a promoted team.Â So,