English champions, Manchester City have appealed against a two-year ban from the UEFA Champions League. The ban was imposed after it emerged that City between 2012 and 2016 allegedly violated Financial Fair Play regulations.
City who deny the accusations have now approached the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) seeking the reversal of the ban and it is not when the verdict will be issued. Cas arbitration procedures involve an exchange of written submissions between the parties while a panel of arbitrators is convened to hear the appeal.
Meanwhile, the English Premier League is reportedly set to penalise City for the alleged offence with deduction of points a possibility.
City are currently at a distant second on the EPL log table after runaway Liverpool and any deduction of points will be a huge blow for the club which hopes to win each and every remaining game to mount pressure on Liverpool.
Tonight, City face La Liga giants, Real Madrid in a UEFA Champions League match at Bernabeu.