Good morning, Manchester City fans. Here are your morning headlines for Saturday, July 11.

City’s Real mission in the Champions League

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has challenged his players to prove that the club is capable of winning the Champions League.

City will carry a 2-1 advantage going into the second leg of their Champions League clash with Real Madrid when the competition resumes next month.

The draw for the latter rounds was mapped out yesterday, with potentially Juventus and then Barcelona standing in the way of a first final appearance.

And Guardiola has pointed to a Real Madrid quality that City need to possess if they are to claim Europe's biggest prize.

Guardiola said: “It’s how they (Real) handle the good moments.

“When they play good they win, when they don’t play good they get results. You cannot win the Champions League winning the games at a high, high level.

City midfielder may have new role

Fernandinho could be Manchester City’s surprise weapon in midfield as the club look to claim the FA Cup and Champions League.

The Brazilian has been used at the heart of Guardiola’s defence for much of the campaign, but with Aymeric Laporte and Eric Garcia starting together at the back against Southampton, Fernandinho returned to the holding midfield role he previously made his own.

And Guardiola is happy for Fernandinho to continue playing further forward.

He said: “Yeah, definitely, he can play there. Definitely. We knew it.

“He played in central defence to help us and I’ll always be incredibly grateful for that.

"He made the step to help us play in this position when John (Stones) and Aymeric were injured, we had just Nico (Otamendi) and Eric, but Eric wasn’t much involved.

“Now we have Eric in this position, so he can go back to play in the central midfield position.”

Monday is decision day for City’s appeal

Manchester City will discover if their ban from European football will be upheld or not on Monday at 9.30am, the Court of Arbitration of Sport has confirmed.

UEFA announced in February that City were to be banned for two years after being found guilty of ‘serious breaches’ of Financial Fair Play.

The ban was subject to an appeal which City immediately filed and their case was heard by CAS over three days in June.