UEFA moves Man City game in Champions League to Hungary

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NYON, Switzerland — UEFA moved Manchester City's Champions League last-16 game at Borussia Mönchengladbach to a neutral venue in Hungary on Monday because of German restrictions on arrivals from Britain amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Gladbach had been looking for a new venue for the Feb. 24 first-leg game because Germany bars almost all travel from Britain over concerns there about the spread of a more infectious variant.

UEFA moved the game to Puskás Aréna in Budapest, which is already hosting another rearranged Champions League first-leg game between Leipzig and Liverpool on Feb. 16.

Also on Monday, UEFA moved a Europa League game to Spain because travel restrictions in Norway prevent German club Hoffenheim travelling there next week.

Moulde is unable to host Hoffenheim in the first leg of the round of 32, which will be played at Villarreal’s stadium as a neutral venue on Feb. 18. Villarreal is still in the competition and hosts Salzburg one week later.


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