Today, news broke that Manchester City won their appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to reverse the decision that banned them from European competition for the next two years. Along with having the decision reversed, the original fine amount was also reduced from 30m euros down to 10m euros.
In delivering the ruling on Monday, the CAS said City did “fail to cooperate with UEFA authorities” but overturned the decision by UEFA’s club financial control body (CFCB) to ban them.
The ruling from the CAS means City, who are guaranteed to finish second in the Premier League this season, will get to play in the 2020-21 Champions League.
In this year’s competition, Pep Guardiola’s side faces Real Madrid in their last-16 second leg at Etihad Stadium on August 7. They lead 2-1 from the first leg and will face Juventus or Lyon if they progress.