A decision has now been taken on the status of Manchester City’s next Champions League clash against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday night, it has been confirmed.
Uncertainty around the European clash has set in over the past 24 hours following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
That uncertainty was further heightened on Friday morning when the Premier League took the decision to postpone the weekend fixture schedule, including Monday night matches to the start of next week.
In a statement posted on the club’s official website, Manchester City said:
“The Premier League and the Football Association have confirmed that this weekend’s matches will be postponed.”
On the Premier League side, the English top flight released their own statement which read:
“At a meeting this morning, Premier League clubs paid tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
“To honor his extraordinary life and contribution to the nation, and as a sign of respect, this weekend’s Premier League round of play will be postponed, including Monday night’s game.”
However, given a mix of factors – including the busy fixture schedule – there was a strong feeling that there was no movement available for the upcoming midweek fixtures in European competition.
According to Simon Bajkowski of the Manchester Evening News, this clash will be will take place as planned on Wednesday evening, with a kick-off at 20:00 GMT.
Man City’s Champions League game against Dortmund on Wednesday will continue
—Simon Bajkowski (@spbajko) September 9, 2022
Manchester City, however, are still awaiting the fate of their next Premier League fixture.
At present, Pep Guardiola’s side are set to travel to Molineux next Saturday to face Wolverhampton Wanderers in the top flight.
However, there remains the possibility that the Premier League will postpone a second consecutive playing week due to the scheduling of the Queen’s state funeral.
A decision on next weekend, however, is expected in the coming days.
If Manchester City weren’t in action next weekend, their next Premier League game would be against Manchester United on October 2.