UEFA May Reverse Man Utd Champions League Fixtures To Accommodate Man City

Manchester United quarter-final fixtures

Manchester United quarter-final fixtures might be reversed if drawn to play at home on the same week as Manchester City.

There is no seeding or country protection at this stage, but UEFA has announced that United will have to reverse their fixture if drawn at home in the same week as Pep Guardiola's side.

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City are shown preferential treatment as they finished ahead of United in last season's Premier League.

UEFA said: “Manchester City and Manchester United will not be able to play at home on the same night, nor on consecutive nights, following a decision made by the relevant local authorities.

“Therefore, should both clubs be drawn at home in the same week, the team having finished lower in the domestic league the previous season – in this case, Manchester United – will be reversed in accordance with the UEFA Club Competitions Committee principles.

“Any potential reversal for the semi-finals, for the same reason, would be confirmed after the quarter-finals.”

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The first legs comes up on April 9 and 10 with the return fixtures a week later.

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago

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