UCL Quarter-final Draws, United might be reserved: committee

The Gazette Staff
Written by The Gazette Staff

UEFA on Thurday  confirmed that Manchester United’s Champions League quarter-final tie could be reversed if both Manchester United and Manchester City are drawn at home in the same match-week.

If both clubs are drawn  home and away sequence in Friday’s draw, it will be United’s fixture that will be changed because they finished behind champions City in their domestic competition last season.

In accordance to the UEFA Club Competitions Committee principles, should both clubs be drawn within the same sequence [home or away], the team having finished lower in the domestic league the previous season, in this case, Manchester United will be reserved.

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Following a decision made by relevant local authorities, Manchester City and Manchester United cannot play at home on the same night, nor on consecutive nights.

However, in a statement on Thursday UEFA revealed.

“In accordance with paragraph 21.01(b) of the UEFA Champions League regulations, the UEFA administration will determine which matches will be played on Tuesday, which matches on Wednesday,”

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