By Alec Fenn For Mailonline
Published: 19:16 GMT, 14 February 2020 | Updated: 19:29 GMT, 14 February 2020
Manchester City say they're 'disappointed but not surprised' by UEFA's decision to ban the club from the Champions League for two seasons.
UEFA announced the punishment for what they've described as a 'serious breach of Financial Fair Play rules' on Friday and also issued the club with a £25 million fine.
However, City are determined to fight the punishment, which they claim was expected as a result of UEFA's biased and flawed investigation.
Manchester City say they're 'disappointed but not surprised' by UEFA's Champions League ban
City have vowed to appeal UEFA's ruling immediately with the Court of Arbitration for Sport
City described UEFA's investigation as 'flawed' and 'prejudiced' and want 'impartial' hearing
A statement issued on the club's website read: ' Manchester City is disappointed but not surprised by today’s announcement by the UEFA Adjudicatory Chamber.
'The club has always anticipated the ultimate need to seek out an independent body and process to impartially consider the comprehensive body of irrefutable evidence in support of its position.