Man City and Gladbach back in Budapest

Manchester City’s Champions League last-16 2nd leg versus Borussia Moenchengladbach has actually been changed from the Etihad Arena to Budapest due to coronavirus travel limitations, UEFA stated on Wednesday.

Guy City won the very first leg which was likewise kept in the Hungarian capital 2-0.

European football’s governing body UEFA validated the match “will now be played at the Puskas Arena in Budapest”.

The date and start time – March 16 at 2000 GMT – stay the very same.

It is the most recent component to be relocated to a neutral place in the Champions League and Europa League this season.

“UEFA would like to thank Manchester City and Borussia Monchengladbach for their support and close cooperation, as well as the Hungarian Football Federation for their assistance and agreeing to stage the match,” a declaration from the European governing body stated.

The switch was needed as German Covid-19 limitations would need Gladbach gamers to quarantine for 10 days on their return from England.

The German club deal with a substantial job next week after City’s comfy very first leg win.

They dropped to 10th in the Bundesliga after their unpleasant run continued with a 1-0 loss to Bayer Leverkusen at the weekend.

Gladbach have actually now lost all fives video games because it was revealed head coach Marco Rose will organize Dortmund next season.

Pep Guardiola’s Premier League-leading City had their 21-match winning streak ended in Sunday’s derby loss to Manchester United.

Aside from City and Gladbach Budapest has actually likewise hosted Liverpool’s very first leg versus RB Leipzig with the 2nd leg likewise being staged at Hungary’s nationwide arena rather of Anfield later on Wednesday.

Tottenham remained in Budapest last month for their very first leg of their Europa League tie versus Austrian side Wolfsberger.


Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.