Man City Champions League opener to be played on Wednesday

Date published: Tuesday 13th September 2016 7:58

WASH OUT: Champions League clash claimed by weather

WASH OUT: Champions League clash claimed by weather

Manchester City’s Champions League opener against Borussia Monchengladbach will now be played on Wednesday September 14, it has been confirmed.

Heavy rain saturated the pitch in the two hours before the scheduled 7.45pm Tuesday kick-off, forcing an abandonment, but UEFA have moved quickly to reschedule the tie.

Referee Bjorn Kuipers and officials inspected the surface at about 6.55pm and a decision to postpone was communicated around 30 minutes later.

City themselves announced the news via Twitter.

It has been reported by the BBC that Borussia wanted an early kick-off but City didn’t have the stewards available at that time to make that possible.

Fans will be able to use their tickets for Tuesday’s postponed game to get into the stadium for the rescheduled tie.

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