January 29, 2023

UCL: Manchester City v Borussia Monchengladbach called off due to waterlogged pitch at Etihad Stadium

September 13, 2016

Officials conducted pitch inspection at 7pm and again half an hour later but the ball would not roll over the pitch after hours of heavy rain in Manchester.

MANCHESTER CITY’S opening Champions League game with Borussia Monchengladbach HAS been called off because of a waterlogged pitch at the Etihad Stadium.

Officials conducted a pitch inspection at 7pm at the newly-expanded arena – but after hours of rain the field of play was sodden and the ball would not roll over the grass.

The game now has to be played within 24 hours of the original fixture or on an available date slot.

Players had yet to even begin their warm-ups on the field of play as of 7:15 as the rain continued to pelt down.

City were due to welcome Sergio Aguero back into the team after missing the Manchester derby through suspension.

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