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Man City’s C/League clash moved as Man U awaits decision


Manchester City’s first leg Champions League round-of-16 tie against Borussia Monchengladbach has been moved from Germany to Budapest due to COVID-19 protocols, UEFA announced on Monday.

The date of the match will remain the same with Pep Guardiola’s side set to meet the Bundesliga club on Feb. 24.

“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,” the statement read.

The announcement comes after Liverpool’s Champions League tie against RB Leipzig next week was moved on Sunday from Germany to neutral Budapest. German authorities declined to give Liverpool an exemption from restrictions limiting travel from England where an aggressive variant of COVID-19 is spreading.

Meanwhile, sources have told ESPN that Manchester United are still waiting to discover where their Europa League tie with Real Sociedad will be played.

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United are due to play the first leg of their last-32 tie in Spain on Feb. 18 but, as things stand, the Spanish government have not yet granted an exemption to allow elite sports teams to travel to the country without having to quarantine on arrival in line with COVID-19 protocols.

Sources have told ESPN that Sociedad are awaiting a response from the Spanish government and are looking at alternative venues to play the match.

Talks between Spanish clubs, the Spanish FA and the Spanish government are ongoing.


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