Man City handed Champions League boost by Uefa with Gladbach home tie to be played at the Etihad

Tom Doyle
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Manchester City have been given a boost with the news that their Champions League home tie against Borussia Monchengladbach will remain at the Etihad.

The first leg of the last-16 tie was played in Budapest last week because of Covid-19 restrictions affecting travel between Germany and England.

However, Uefa has confirmed to the PA news agency that Gladbach - who trail 2-0 on aggregate - will travel to Manchester for the return fixture on March 16 as scheduled.

The situation is different from that affecting the second leg of the tie between Liverpool and another German side in Leipzig, which is due to be played at Anfield on March 10.

Those two clubs also played their first leg at the Puskas Arena in the Hungarian capital on February 16.

There are different regional restrictions affecting Leipzig, in the state of Saxony, to Monchengladbach in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Under current quarantine rules, Leipzig would have to isolate for 10 days on their return home if they play in England.

The regulations are due to be reviewed this week but if they are not relaxed, the game may be switched to a neutral location.

Liverpool will take a 2-0 lead into the second leg.

Additional reporting by PA.

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