«I’m so sure on Monday. “I know, hear and see the club’s argument,” Pep Guardiola said on Saturday after the Premier League game against Brighton (5-0) – citing the upcoming decision of the International Court of Sport CAS in Lausanne.
The “ManCity case” was negotiated there. Uefa wanted to exclude the English top club from all European competitions for two years due to “serious violations” of financially fair play. In addition, there should have been a fine of € 30 million.
But the appeal to CAS is successful. The sky blisters get away with a sky blue eye! The block is lifted, the fine is reduced from 30 to 10 million. Not a huge amount for a club that has a sheriff from the Emirate of Abu Dhabi behind.
The club was accused of overvaluing the sponsor’s revenues between 2012 and 2016 and thus providing Uefa with incorrect information. The fact that the block is now released is extremely good news for ManCity. With the victory against Brighton, the race in the Premier League has just fixed the Champions League qualifier. (Leo)