Bad weather delays Man City

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Man City pitch flooded
Man City pitch flooded

UEFA Champions Group C match between Man City  and German side Borussia Monchengladbach was postponed Tuesday evening as heavy rain, thunder and lighting  hit Manchester.

The adverse weather occurred just 15 minutes before kick-off. The match was abandoned.

No new date has been announced yet, but expectations are high that the match may be played on Wednesday.

In a statement, Man City said localised flooding led to a decision being made on “safety and security grounds”.

“Torrential rainfall across Manchester throughout the evening led to flooding in the areas around the ground, which forced the decision on safety and security grounds.

“The game will now be rescheduled and the Club will announce a new date in due course”, the club said.

The BBC quoting  the European governing body’s rules, said a rescheduled date must be agreed on between the two clubs, and the associations concerned, within two hours of the postponement.

Uefa’s rules state the match must be played either the next day or “on a reserve date or other date set by the Uefa administration”.

*Update: 

UEFA later ruled that the match will take place on Wednesday.

Tickets bought for today’s postponed match  will be re-used, UEFA said, ruling out new tickets.

The UEFA Champions League Group C fixture between the two teams will now be played on Wednesday.

The match was postponed soon before the scheduled 20.45CEST (19.45 local) kick-off time following a torrential downpour in Manchester.

The rescheduled game will take place at the same time on Wednesday (19.45 local).

 

 


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