Borrusia Monchengladbach will play in Budapest against Manchester city Uefa has confirmed
Due to the German government’s travel ban, which bans all British tourists until February 16, Borussia Monchengladbach cannot receive Manchester City in Borussia-Park. The UEFA Champions League battle will be held on February 24th at the Puskas Arena in Budapest
Due to travel restrictions in Germany, Manchester City will play the first round of the 16th Champions League match against Mönchengladbach at the Puskas Arena in Budapest.
Since the new coronavirus variant originated in England, the German government has banned all British people from entering the country. The current restrictions will last until February 16, but it is expected to be extended.
The UEFA statement read: "UEFA can confirm that the 16th round of the UEFA Champions League will be played between Monchengladbach and Manchester City Football Club in Budapest in 1900. The match date (February 2021) 24th) and kick-off time (21:00 CET) will remain unchanged.
"UEFA would like to thank the Mönchengladbach Football Club VfL 1900 and Manchester City Football Club for their close cooperation and support, as well as the Hungarian Football Federation for their assistance and agree to host the game."
The Puskas arena will also hold liverpool´s tie vs RB Leipzig round of 16 on February 16 2021.
Due to travel restrictions in Spain, Chelsea's last 16 first round matches against Atletico Madrid on February 23 are also expected to be transferred to a neutral position.
This also means that Manchester United’s 32-shot drive to Real Sociedad in the final round of the Europa League may also be transferred. Due to the Portuguese government’s concerns about the new variant of the coronavirus, the Europa League confrontation between Arsenal and Benfica may also be staged in a neutral area.
If a club that originally intended to enter the European ties in Europe is unable to host the match due to travel restrictions, it must notify UEFA in writing before midnight on February 8.