- The Court of arbitration for sports CAS has overturned Manchester City’s European ban which means the citizens are now free to compete in the UEFA Champions League next season.
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 Premier League club denied any wrongdoing and appealed the decision at CAS last month, after previously describing the UEFA disciplinary process as prejudicial.
It comes as a relief for manager Pep Guardiola who has been touted to quit the Etihad or lose a number of key players if City had lost the appeal
After hearing evidence over the course of three days in June, CAS have 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.
City have never won the UEFA Champions League but have an advantage going into the second leg of their quarter final fixture with Real Madrid after their 2-1 first leg win at the Santiago Bernabeu.
They also have their €30m fine reduced to €10m.