Uefa Champions League: Man City v Borussia Monchengladbach match called off because of bad weather

Manchester City have announced Tuesday night’s Champions League Group C match against Borussia Monchengladbach at the Etihad Stadium has been postponed due to adverse weather conditions.
A general view as rain falls prior to the Uefa Champions League match between Manchester City and Borussia Monchengladbach at Etihad Stadium on September 13, 2016 in Manchester, England. Alex Livesey / Getty Images
A general view as rain falls prior to the Uefa Champions League match between Manchester City and Borussia Monchengladbach at Etihad Stadium on September 13, 2016 in Manchester, England. Alex Livesey / Getty Images

Manchester City have announced Tuesday night’s Champions League Group C match against Borussia Monchengladbach at the Etihad Stadium has been postponed due to adverse weather conditions.

Heavy rain saturated the pitch at the Etihad Stadium in the two hours before the scheduled 7.45pm kick-off.

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

City themselves announced the news via Twitter.

“Tonight’s #UCL match between #mcfc and @borussia_en has been postponed due to adverse weather conditions,” a statement read.

Although the stadium was largely empty at the time, with most City fans having decided against entering, several Monchengladbach supporters, who had taken their positions, booed a public announcement.

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Published: September 13, 2016 04:00 AM

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