European football's governing body UEFA says players from the 12 major clubs could face international exile while calling splinter league "a cynical project... founded on the self-interest of a few clubs".
Real Madrid were without coach Zinedine Zidane, who continued his recovery from Covid-19, while injured captain Sergio Ramos sat in the stands wearing a mask but could still be heard yelling at his team mates and the referee.
Talking about his future Lionel Messi says he has no plans to become a coach when he retires from playing, and adds that he is more interested in being a director of football than working in the unforgiving world of football management.
The FA said an independent regulatory commission proved four of the breaches, which also saw Trippier fined $94,000, but dismissed three allegations during a personal hearing.
Approaching Champions League games will go ahead behind closed doors, as UEFA is allowing clubs to open stadiums up to 30 percent of capacity.
The Uruguay striker, who joined Barcelona from Liverpool in 2014, leaves the club having won the Champions League, four La Liga titles and four Copa del Rey trophies.
US midfielder Tyler Adams' 88th-minute winner earned the German side a showdown with Paris St Germain in the quarter finals of the Champions League.
Alvaro Morata scored twice to help Atletico Madrid to a 3-0 win over relegation-haunted Mallorca and stretch their unbeaten La Liga run to 12 games, as the victory consolidated their third place on 62 points to stay well on course.
The result gives Real Madrid the chance to move four points clear at the top of the table if they can overcome Getafe at home, a formidable lead with five games left.
Atletico advanced 4-2 on aggregate in the round of 16, thanks to two goals by Marcos Llorente in extra time and another by fellow substitute Alvaro Morata.
Messi's strike saw Barca return to the top of the standings with 31 points after 14 games, ahead of Real Madrid on goal difference, while Atletico were left in sixth spot on 25 points, having played one match more than the two pacesetters.
Unbeaten Real are a point ahead of promoted Granada and Atletico Madrid after Diego Simeone's side failed to break down their well-drilled local rivals.
Subscribe to our Youtube channel for all latest in-depth, on the ground reporting from around the world.
Copyright © 2021 TRT World.