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On Monday, Borussia Dortmund chairman Hans-Joachim Watzke confirmed that the club was against the formation of the European Super League.

Instead, he reiterated that the club remained in favor of the new Champions League format, which was scheduled to be approved by UEFA on Monday.

“The members of the board of the European Club Association (ECA) got together for a virtual conference on Sunday evening and confirmed that the board decision of last Friday is still valid,” Watzke said in a statement.

“This decision means that the clubs want to implement the planned reform of the UEFA Champions League. It was the clear opinion of the members of the ECA board that the plans to found a Super League were rejected. ” 

Watzke added: “Both German clubs that are represented on the ECA Board, FC Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, represented 100 percent congruent views in all discussions.”

UEFA’s Executive Committee will hold a virtual meeting on Monday to vote on plans for an expanded and restructured Champions League competition.

The proposals would see an increase from 32 to 36 teams, as well as an overhaul of the Group Stage into a league table rather than the current groups of four clubs.

Dortmund fans wave flags prior to the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second-leg football match Tottenham Hotspur on March 5, 2019 in Dortmund, western Germany.
Dortmund fans wave flags prior to the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second-leg football match Tottenham Hotspur on March 5, 2019 in Dortmund, western Germany. John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

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