Man City to face Borussia Monchengladbach in Budapest in UCL tie

Man City to face Borussia Monchengladbach in Budapest in UCL tie

- Manchester City will be facing Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League

- The encounter will be played in Budapest, Hungary according to the latest development

- Pep Guardiola is still searching for a Champions League title at the Etihad stadium

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Manchester City will now be joining Premier League champions Liverpool in Budapest, Hungary to play their Champions League round of 16 encounter against German side Borussia Monchengladbach.

Chelsea who are also Premier League campaigners will have to wait to know if they will face Atletico Madrid in Romania or Poland in their own Champions League clash.

Last season, Atletico Madrid sent Liverpool out of the Champions League and Thomas Tuchel and his wards will have to be at their best when they face the Spanish La Liga leaders.

According to the report on UK Sun, UEFA have confirmed German border restrictions over travellers which is the major reason Manchester United won't fly to Germany.

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Liverpool have a duel against German side Leipzig and this tie is expected to be played at the Puskas Arena.

The report added that the Hungarian Football Association have agreed to host the two games which will be an advantage for Liverpool and Manchester City as they will be playing on neutral grounds.

Atletico Madrid on the other hand must also start looking for another venue as the Spanish government won't allow Chelsea to travel to Spain for the encounter.

Their preferred option is understood to be Bucharest’s Arena Nationala, the venue where Diego Simeone’s side beat Marcelo Bielsa’s Athletic Bilbao to win the Europa League in 2012.

Pep Guardiola in action for Man City.
Man City, EPL giants, to face Borussia Monchengladbach in Budapest in UCL tie. Photo by Tom Flathers
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson Moraes was given the nod by his coach at Manchester City Pep Guardiola who claimed that the 27-year-old could be the Citizens' new penalty taker.

Despite being impressive against Liverpool on Sunday night, February 7, Gundogan missed a penalty in the early minutes for Manchester City as he failed to beat Alisson.

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So far this season, the likes of Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne have also missed penalties for Manchester City in the Premier League and other competitions.

Pep Guardiola stated that he is ready to give the Brazilian star the chance to be taking penalties.

Manchester City are still topping the Premier League table and they have established a five-points lead, with Manchester United occupying second position on the log.

Source: Legit

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