The San Siro team officially received a Europa League ban on penalties for violating fair and financial laws for a long time.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has just issued a decision to remove AC Milan from the Europa League in the 2019/20 season because of a violation of financial justice laws.
The San Siro owners will be absent from the second continental prestigious tournament next season, despite finishing the 2018/19 Serie A in fifth place.
“AC Milan cannot participate in club championships organized by UEFA in the 2019/20 season due to violations of FFP rules from 2015 to 2018”, the official announcement issued by CAS.
AC Milan finished fifth in Serie A last season and were allowed to attend the Europa League next season. However, they were deprived of their right to attend the European Cup for violating the Financial Fair Play.
The ruling was made by the Sports Arbitration Court (CAS) yesterday. CAS announcement contains: “AC Milan cannot attend any tournament organized by the UEFA in the 2019/20 season due to a violation of the Financial Fair Play from 2015 to 2018″.
AC Milan was disqualified, meaning that the Serie A Europa League qualification will be transferred to Torino, the seventh-ranked team last season. The Turin club will start from the second qualifying round, while Roma and Lazio will gain the right to go straight to the Europa League group stage.
This is definitely not good news for Marco Giampaolo. He recently agreed to replace Gattuso to lead Milan not long ago. The departure of Milan from the European Cup will seriously affect the Rossoneri transfer plan this summer.
Milan has been warned before the 2018/19 season but is still entitled to the Europa League. However, the 7-time European Cup / Champions League winners have been disappointed when eliminated from the group stage before under-rated rivals Real Betis and Olympiacos.