Breaking: UEFA provide update on Man City vs Borussia Monchengladbach fixture

UEFA have confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that the second-leg of Manchester City's last-16 clash against Borussia Monchengladbach will take place at the Etihad Stadium on March 16th as scheduled.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

UEFA have confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that the second-leg of Manchester City's last-16 clash against Borussia Monchengladbach will take place at the Etihad Stadium on March 16th as scheduled.

There had been some speculation over the venue for the second-leg, given the ongoing travel restrictions currently in place in both Germany and the United Kingdom due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to the Times, Liverpool's second-leg against RB Leipzig is likely to once again be held in Budapest barring a late change of heart from the German authorities. There had been a concern that Manchester City's clash with Monchengladbach would suffer the same fate.

However, UEFA have confirmed on Tuesday that as originally scheduled, the second-leg of Manchester City's game will take place at the Etihad Stadium on March 16th - handing Pep Guardiola and his squad a major boost, with an FA Cup quarter-final tie against Everton scheduled just four days later.

Any movement to the continent would have provided City with an additional headache, having to take into consideration the travel time to and from wherever the game could have been moved to.

City are back in Premier League action on Tuesday night, as they host Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League, with the intention of maintaining their 12 point lead at the top of the table firmly in mind.

-----

You can follow us for live updates here: @City_Xtra