Man City players will become better after Champions League ban – Richards
Man City’s – an English football club in Manchester – two-year ban from European football being overturned is good. Find out what commentators are saying:
“The two-year ban from European football being overturned is good because it ensures one of the Premier League’s best teams will not be broken up”, says Micah Richards.
Manchester City was kicked out of the Champions League until 2022. Although Man City fans around the world were furious, there was a claim that the club was found guilty by a court.
Man city club challenged UEFA’s decision to prohibit them from continental competitions, as well as a €30 million (£25m/$33m) fine, for alleged breaches of Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations and failing to cooperate with its investigation with UEFA.
Man City foot ball club appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), which on Monday removed their European exclusion and reduced the fine to €10m (£9m/$11m).
“Man city will be able to hold on to their star players and esteemed coach together after their ban from Europe was upturned.” Richards added.
In a related development:
Real Madrid football fans are so excited after a one win away from winning their 34th La Liga title. This was evidence with shouts in viewing centers after beating a resolute Granada side 2-1 on Monday night.
To Real Madrid fans and the club, the win saw the restoration of the Club’s four-point lead over the phenomenal Barcelona football club in the table.
There’s just two games left to play, this means that a possible home win on Thursday can put the title out of reach for the two-time defending champions.
“It’s true that we’re one step closer but we have to keep going, there are still more points to play for and we’re going to try and win every game left as that was always our objective,” said captain Sergio Ramos.
“I really hope we can celebrate winning this league title, our results speak for themselves.”
“Without realising it, we made the mistake of letting our guard down after getting a scoreline which we would have been very happy with,” Ramos said.
“But it wasn’t good enough and today you can’t beat anyone unless you are fully focused for 90 minutes. We won the first half and lost the second and although we got the victory we did things we should never do, like conceding a cheap goal.”