Champions League Game Between Man City And Borussia Monchengladbach Rescheduled

Manchester City’s postponed Champions League group match against Borussia Monchengladbach has been rescheduled to Wednesday at 7:45pm

Heavy rain, thunder and lightning hit Manchester on Tuesday evening, forcing the Group C match to be abandoned because of adverse weather.

In a statement, City said localised flooding led to a decision being made on “safety and security grounds”.

Tickets bought for the scheduled Tuesday match will still be valid.

The Bundesliga side wanted the kick-off to be at 18:00 BST, but City did not have the available stewards to facilitate the request.

On Tuesday night, the goalmouth at one end was heavily waterlogged at one stage, while services were stopped on Manchester’s tram network.

Referee Bjorn Kuipers and officials inspected the surface at about 18.55 BST and a decision to postpone was communicated around 30 minutes later.

In Prestbury, Greater Manchester, 32.4mm of rain fell in an hour, which meteorologist Mark Wilson described as “pretty exceptional”.

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