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Pep Guardiola certain Manchester City will succeed in Champions League appeal

Pep Guardiola certain Manchester City will succeed in Champions League appeal
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Raheem Sterling's superb treble and goals from Gabriel Jesus and Bernardo Silva earned City a 5-0 success.

Pep Guardiola is confident Manchester City will be playing Champions League football next season after a hat-trick from Raheem Sterling helped blow away Brighton.

Sterling’s superb treble and goals from Gabriel Jesus and Bernardo Silva earned City a 5-0 success at the Amex Stadium which assures them of finishing runners-up to runaway Premier League champions Liverpool.

The club will on Monday discover the outcome of their appeal against a two-year ban from European club competitions following alleged breaches of club licensing and financial fair play regulations.

City boss Guardiola is extremely optimistic about receiving positive news.

“It’s the decision, so it’s so important, of course it is,” the Spaniard said of the appeal verdict.

“What we have done is win our qualification on the pitch. Nobody can doubt about this.

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Pep Guardiola feels City’s performance on the pitch has earned them their right to play in Europe (Will Oliver/NMC Pool/PA)

“In general the level we played today was quite similar all the season and now we are going to wait until Monday when the decision of UEFA will be taken.”

Asked if he was hopeful about the appeal being successful, Guardiola replied: “A lot.”

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