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EPL Breaking News: Manchester City's UEFA Ban Overturned By CAS

EPL Breaking News: Manchester City's UEFA Ban Overturned By CAS

A great news for Manchester City fans as they sky blue side just had their Uefa Champions League two-year ban overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Monday.

CAS delivered its verdict on the English Premier League club’s appeal against a two-season ban from European competitions, due to accusations of deliberately inflating the value of income from sponsors, to avoid falling foul of FFP regulations between 2012 and 2016.

However, CAS has found no wrongdoing and Pep Guardiola's side are now free to play in the Champions League next season.

In February, Uefa imposed a fine of 30 million euros on City as well as suspending them from European competitions for the next two seasons. That fine has been maintained but reduced to 10 million euros for "failing to cooperate fully with Uefa authorities."

City’s fortunes have been transformed since moving into Abu Dhabi ownership through City Football Group 12 years ago — from perennially living in the shadow of local rivals Manchester United to winning four Premier League titles in the past eight years among 11 major trophies.

Yet the prize that has eluded them is the one the Abu Dhabi project most desires — the Champions League.

They will continue their pursuit of this season's title in August, when they take on Real Madrid in their second leg of their tie at the Etihad. City hold a 2-1 advantage from the first leg.

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