The second leg of the Champions League between Manchester City and Borussia Mönchengladbach will take place as planned on March 16 at the Etihad Stadium, UEFA has confirmed.

The first leg of the round of 16 took place in Budapest last week as Covid-19 restrictions affected travel between Germany and England.

However, the European governing body has confirmed to the PA news agency that Mönchengladbach, who are 2-0 overall, will travel to Manchester for the second leg.


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The situation differs from that in the second leg between Liverpool and another German team – RB Leipzig – which is to be played in Anfield on March 10th.

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


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There are various regional restrictions that affect Leipzig in the Saxon state to Mönchengladbach in North Rhine-Westphalia.

According to the current quarantine rules, Leipzig would have to isolate for 10 days when they return home if they are playing in England.

The regulations are due to be reviewed this week. However, if they are not relaxed, the game can be relocated to a neutral location.

Budapest is reportedly being re-examined but no decision has been taken yet.

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