It appears that UEFA will impose the ban regardless of the appeal the club is taking to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
The Sun is claiming that CAS have confirmed to them that City’s appeal will have has zero impact on Uefa’s ongoing process.
A spokeswoman for the Lausanne-based Court said: “There is no stay on Uefa while the CAS proceedings are in progress.”
In better words the ban will go ahead, however, if City is successful in their appeal then it would be revoked but until such time the ban will be imposed and will take effect.
City broke Financial fair play rules, first exposed by German news outlet Der Spiegel, and the UEFA disciplinary unit have found them guilty of breaking financial rules thus the recommendation for a Champions League ban.
City is arguing that the process was biased and not conducted in a proper manner by UEFA, however, none of that will stop the ban being handed down.
Dark days loom for City but they are no different to anyone else and you simply cannot break the rules and dominate any sport unfairly without consequences.