Paris Saint-Germain won a massive battle against UEFA on Thursday when the governing body decided to drop their financial investigation of the club.
The Ligue 1 giants made an appeal which was backed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
They issued a statement which read, “The appeal filed at the CAS on 3 October 2018 by Paris Saint-Germain against the decision issued on 19 September 2018 by the Adjudicatory Chamber of the UEFA (to reopen the case) is upheld and the challenged decision is set aside.”
The entire case was opened when PSG had shelled out around £400m to sign Neymar and Kylian Mbappe over the past 2 seasons. The initial reports ruled the Parisians to be clear of any wrongdoing but a second round was questioning was suddenly reopened by UEFA.
One of the club’s official statements regarding the matter said, it “took note of the favourable decision and intends to go ahead serenely with its development”.
The court ultimately ruled against a second round of inspection since UEFA themselves had missed the deadline of 10 days to review their previous decision.
“The challenged decision was untimely and must be annulled,” CAS ruled.
However, the French outfit is not out of hot water just yet with plenty of allegations coming in regarding the club’s financial data.
They reportedly still have to overcome a £100m loss and provided a balance book before 20 June 2019. Failing to do so might provoke UEFA to start yet another investigation in relation to Financial Fair Play rules and regulations.