The ban implies Manchester City can't compete in the UEFA Champions League for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons due to Financial Fair Play breaches.

Manchester City have said they are "disappointed but not surprised" after being handed a two-year Champions League ban by UEFA.

The reigning Premier League champions have been banned from UEFA club competitions for the next two seasons and fined £24.9million after being found to have "committed serious breaches of the UEFA Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play Regulations," European football's governing body announced on Friday.

City's ban will come into effect from the start of next season, meaning that they will remain in this season's competition, and will face Real Madrid in the last-16.

They will, however, also appeal the decision, which they revealed in a firm statement released soon after UEFA made their shock announcement.