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OFFICIAL: UEFA reschedule Champions League match between Manchester City and Gladbach

The group stage opener will happen just 24 hours after the cancellation

Manchester City FC v VfL Borussia Moenchengladbach - UEFA Champions League Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

For the sadness of all football fans, the UEFA Champions League match between Manchester City and Borussia Mönchengladbach was postponed on Tuesday, but the wait for the game will not be long.

UEFA, Man City and Gladbach all announced that the game has been rescheduled for Wednesday, again at 7:45pm local time (BST) at Etihad Stadium. The weather forecast for Wednesday night promises clean skies and no chance of rain, which means the match will happen this time.

The European Federation called off the match on Tuesday night after a torrential rain hit the city of Manchester and flooded the pitch with water, turning the field of play into a swimming pool. There were no conditions to play football in such extreme weather, and for the safety of fans and especially players, the match was cancelled.

City, UEFA and Gladbach officials met a few hours later to discuss the best possible date for the game to take place, and due to a packed schedule for both teams, it was decided that Wednesday was the best solution. All tickets bought for Tuesday's match are still valid, but all Gladbach fans have a plane back to Germany on Wednesday morning and will not be present at Etihad Stadium.

The starting lineups announced on Tuesday can be changed until kickoff, which makes it interesting to know if Pep Guardiola and Andre Schubert plan any alterations to their teams after thinking things over for a few more hours.