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Borussia Monchengladbach vs Man City: Champions League first leg moved to neutral venue in Budapest

Round of 16 first leg will be played at the Puskas Arena due to travel restrictions in Germany

Tom Kershaw
Monday 08 February 2021 18:41 GMT
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The away leg of Manchester City's Champions League round of 16 tie against Borussia Monchengladbach has been moved to a neutral venue in Budapest due to travel restrictions on foreign nationals arriving in Germany.

The tie will now be played at the Puskas Arena, which will also host RB Leipzig vs Liverpool, with the German government ruling that the European fixtures "do not meet the requirements for an exception".

A Uefa statement read: "Uefa can confirm that the Uefa Champions League Round of 16 first leg match between Borussia VfL 1900 Monchengladbach and Manchester City FC will now take place at the Puskas Arena 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 Monchengladbach 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."

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