UEFA make decision on venue for Champions League second leg. Manchester City are due to play Real Madrid in the second leg of their last-16 tie in August.
City will play the second leg of their last-16 Champions League tie with Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium, UEFA have confirmed.
The Blues won 2-1 at the Bernabeu in March. That’s before the competition was halted as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak across Europe.
Plans have since been unveiled to finish the Champions League in a final eight tournament in Portugal in August, with quarter-finals, semi-final and final all played over one leg.
City were determined not to lose home advantage for the second leg of their tie with the La Liga leaders. And UEFA have confirmed the remaining ties will be played at home venues.
“UEFA Executive Committee decided that the remaining UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League Round of 16 second-leg matches will be played at the home teams’ stadiums,” UEFA statement said.
Credit: Manchester Evening News