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Official: Manchester City to host Real Madrid at the Etihad

City will get their home game after all.

Real Madrid v Manchester City: UEFA Champions League Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Manchester City will play the second leg of their Champions League round-of-16 tie against Real Madrid at the Etihad after UEFA cleared the game to take place in England, the governing body confirmed on Thursday.

UEFA had been concerned about the viability of playing round-of-16 games in different countries, before the winners of the ties then have to fly into Portugal for the knockout rounds, amid the coronavirus pandemic.

It should be a relief that no travel will be needed for City for this match.

City have a 2-1 lead in the tie and are looking to go very deep in the competition.