Manchester City’s Champions League round of 16 first leg with Borussia Monchengladbach has been moved to Budapest’s Puskas Arena, as a result of the German government’s ongoing travel restrictions.
The news comes after it was confirmed earlier this week that RB Leipzig with Liverpool – initially due to take place in Germany on Tuesday 16 February – would be moved to the same stadium.
The 39,000-capacity arena is UEFA’s pre-approved neutral ground for 2020/21, and it will now also host the first leg between Gladbach and City on 24 February.
A UEFA statement reads: “UEFA can confirm that the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg match between Borussia VfL 1900 Mönchengladbach and Manchester City will now take place at the Puskás Aréna in Budapest.
“The date of the match (24 February 2021) and kick-off time (21:00CET) will remain the same.
“UEFA would like to thank Borussia VfL 1900 Mönchengladbach and Manchester City for their close cooperation and support, as well as the Hungarian Football Federation for their assistance and agreeing to host the match in question.”