The court overturned a ban on the performances of Manchester city in the Champions League


Citizens will only pay a fine.

Sports arbitration court in Lausanne (CAS) on its official website announced the verdict in the case about the removal of Manchester city from the Champions League. A two-year disqualification of the English club, which is the Ukrainian Oleksandr Zinchenko, decided to completely cancel. The fine by UEFA decision initially amounted to 30 million euros, reduced to € 10 million, reports the with reference for Today.

Earlier, Spanish newspaper Marca talked to the experts on this issue, and none of them believed that the bulls will be able to avoid exclusion from European competitions. In their opinion, the most favorable option for Manchester city was to reduce the suspension to one year.

We will remind, in February, even before the quarantine, UEFA banned Manchester city for violations of the rules of financial fair play in the period from 2012 to 2016. As stated in the European football Union, “citizens” intends inflated payments from sponsorship contracts to hide his losses. UEFA stressed that the English club had not cooperated during the investigation.

The coach of Manchester city, has expressed confidence that the court will cancel the punishment UEFA for violation of fair play. “I have great confidence and trust in the court that will allow us to play in the Champions League,” said Josep Guardiola.