The first match was also played in the Hungarian capital. With Man City beating a Bundesliga side, 2-0 at the Puskas Arena on February 24.
The Puskas Arena will host Man City and Gladbach match
The second leg match between Manchester City and Borussia Monchengladbach in the UEFA Champions League last-16 will be held in Budapest due to coronavirus regulations, UEFA confirms. The first match was also played in the Hungarian capital. With Man City beating a Bundesliga side, 2-0 at the Puskas Arena on February 24. Pep Guardiola’s side served as the away side in the first match. And will now be the home side as they face Monchengladbach in the second match at the same venue. UEFA announced a statement Wednesday morning. “UEFA is in a position to officially confirm that the UEFA Champions League Round of 16-second match between Manchester City and Monchengladbach will now be played at the Puskas Arena in Budapest. The match date and launch time will remain the same.”
“UEFA would like to thank Manchester City and Gladbach for their support and close partnership. As well as the Hungarian Football Federation for their help and consent to the staging of the match”. Instead of hosting games in Germany and England, both sides will play both matches in Budapest. It’s due to coronavirus restrictions on travel. The German government has denied Man City entry to the country for the first leg amid concerns over new strains of coronavirus that are prevalent in the UK. If Gladbach have travelled to England for the return leg, the German government informed the team last month that they would need to be quarantined upon their return. Also, from the Man City-Gladbach tie, both Liverpool-RB Leipzig clashes were relocated to the Puskas Arena. As was Spurs’ Europa League last-32 first match against Wolfsberger.
The Puskas arena is also set to host the Europa League last-16 return match between Molde and Granada on March 18.