UEFA release statement on Man City last-16 Champions League clash

UEFA have confirmed that the first-leg of Manchester City's last-16 Champions League clash with Borussia Monchengladbach will now take place at the Puskas Arena in Budapest, Hungary.
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UEFA have confirmed that the first-leg of Manchester City's last-16 Champions League clash with Borussia Monchengladbach will now take place at the Puskas Arena in Budapest, Hungary.

In recent days, there had been major concern over whether the game would be allowed to take place at the original venue of the Bundesliga side, given the increase Covid-19 travel restrictions in Germany.

There had been claims that the game could be moved to Herning, Denmark - where the MCH Arena had been proposed for usage. However, as per an official UEFA statement relayed on Manchester City's official club website, the game has been confirmed to take place in Budapest.

A statement read:

UEFA can confirm that the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg match between Borussia VfL 1900 Mönchengladbach and Manchester City FC will now take place at the Puskás Aréna in Budapest."

The date of the match (24 February 2021) and kick-off time (21:00CET) will remain the same."

UEFA would like to thank Borussia VfL 1900 Mönchengladbach and Manchester City FC for their close cooperation and support, as well as the Hungarian Football Federation for their assistance and agreeing to host the match in question.”

The decision follows a similar announcement made by RB Leipzig, who were due to play Liverpool during the same stage of the competition in Germany. That fixture has also been moved to the Puskas Arena for similar reasons.

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