Manchester City European Ban Overturned

 Manchester City  European Ban Overturned

After hearing evidence over the course of three days in June, CAS has now overturned the suspension – meaning City are free to compete in the Champions League next season, having secured second place in the Premier League with a 5-0 win over Brighton on Saturday.

Speaking after the match, City manager Pep Guardiola said he was confident the ban would be overturned and insisted his side deserved to play in European football’s elite competition.

“Today we achieved one incredible challenge, which is the qualification for the Champions League mathematically,” Guardiola told reporters.

“That is the challenge that is the minimum requirement for this club. And these players have done it for the last six or seven years.

The Premier League club vehemently denied any wrongdoing and appealed the decision at CAS last month, after previously describing the UEFA disciplinary process as “prejudicial”.

Mary Akinsola

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