By Yusuf Mutiu
Manchester City’s appeal against UEFA for their two years ban out of European competition has been successful which will afford them the chance to participate in Europe next season, but the club have been fined €10m.
City were handed the suspension by UEFA’s club financial control body in February for “serious breaches” of club licensing and financial fair play regulations.
The former Premier League champions passionately denied any wrongdoing and filed an appeal against the decision last month, after they described the UEFA disciplinary term and process as “prejudicial”.
The evidence provided by City were heard over the course of three days, The Court of Arbitration for Sports has now overturned the suspension translating that Manchester City will play in the top European club competition next season having secured the second spot in the premiership after they trounced Brighton and Hove Albion five goals to nil on Saturday.
Guardiola said after the match that he’s confident that the match will be overturned and insisted that his club deserves to play in the Champions League.