Man City set to play their Champions League tie in Hungary

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The Coronavirus crisis is set to impact the next round of the Champions League ties with a couple of English clubs likely to play their games in Hungary.

Premier League sides Liverpool and Manchester City will be up against the likes of RB Leipzig and Borussia Monchengladbach respectivelyin the next round of the competition and they will not be allowed to travel to Germany because of the Coronavirus restrictions. 

Both ties are expected to be played in Hungary.

UEFA can confirm that the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg match between Borussia Monchengladbach and Manchester City will now take place at the Puskas Arena in Budapest,” a statement from UEFA read.

“The date of the match (24 February 2021) and kick-off time (21:00CET) will remain the same.

“UEFA would like to thank Borussia Monchengladbach 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.”

Manchester City are in red hot form right now and they will fancy their chances of picking up a comfortable win over Gladbach.

City have been desperate to win the Champions League since their big-money takeover and Pep Guardiola will certainly fancy his side’s chances of going all the way this season.

With the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus, PSG and Bayern Munich struggling to hit their best form, this is a glorious opportunity for the Premier League leaders to go on and clinch European glory this season.