Manchester City will hear if the appeal against their ban from the Champions League will be successful on Monday. The English giants have received a two-year ban from the European club tournament by the UEFA for violating Financial Fair Play regulations. Speaking at a press conference on Friday Pep Guardiola has declared his confidence that the ban will be lifted.
“The intention is every season to play in the Champions League as best as possible, it’s not about Monday,” he said. “On Monday, I’m so confident because I know and hear the arguments of the club. Next season we will be there and after I will give my opinion and the club will give a statement.”
On Friday City learned their possible route to this season’s Champions League. Whilst the club still needs to play their second leg at Real Madrid (City have a 2-1 lead), both the quarter and semi-finals have been drawn by the UEFA. City could meet European giants like FC Barcelona, Juventus, Bayern Munich or Chelsea.