Man City’s two-year ban from the Champions League has been lifted, and the citizens have the right to participate in next season’s competition.
Pep Guardiola’s team was previously banned from playing in Europe for two seasons after being found guilty of violations of transfer rules.
The Etihad team immediately appealed the ban and it has now been lifted as the outgoing Premier League Champions will compete next season.
City are in good form in the current Champions League campaign as they have a 2-1 first-leg advantage over Real Madrid in the round of 16 matches played at the Bernabeu.
However, the race for the top four of the Premier League is now wide open as Chelsea, Leicester City, Manchester United, and Wolves battle it out for the last two slots.
Already crowned Champions Liverpool and city qualified for the elite tournament regardless of the results of their last three matches.
On the other hand, United will overtake Chelsea in third place if they beat Southampton at Old Trafford on Monday, July 13, in their 35th-week match.
The Red Devils will face tough matches against Crystal Palace, West ham, and Leicester, while the Blues will face Norwich City, Liverpool, and Wolves. Brendan Rodgers ‘ team is currently walking a tightrope, recording only a win after a three-month hiatus.
But they have an outside chance against Sheffield United, Tottenham and United.
Meanwhile, it was reported that Pep Guardiola’s team recorded an impressive 5-0 win over Brighton in a Premier League match with a Raheem Sterling hat-trick.
The man city striker’s third goal was a lucky strike after he fell to the ground between defender Adam Webster and goalkeeper Matt Ryan when the ball hit him on the head in the back of the net.
The goal was credited to the England international to complete his hat-trick on the night at the American Express Community Stadium.