This is the Real deal as City can host sec­ond leg

Metro (UK) - - SPORT -

UEFA has given the green light for Manch­ester City’s Cham­pi­ons League last-16, sec­ond-leg tie with Real Madrid to be played be­hind closed doors at the Eti­had next month.

The gov­ern­ing body has de­cided all re­main­ing sec­ond-leg Cham­pi­ons League and Europa League matches will be played at the home team’s sta­dium. Pep Guardi­ola’s side will be re­lieved, with Uefa’s de­ci­sion mean­ing City can step out on home turf hav­ing beaten Real Madrid 2-1 in Fe­bru­ary’s first leg at the Bern­abeu.

Wolves will be able to host the re­turn leg of their Europa League last16 en­counter with Olympiakos af­ter draw­ing 1-1 in Greece, while Manch­ester United can wrap up progress at Old Traf­ford af­ter romp­ing to a 5-0 tri­umph against LASK in Aus­tria.

Chelsea will go to Bay­ern Mu­nich to try to over­turn a 3-0 home de­feat in the Cham­pi­ons League. Rangers also head to Ger­many to face Bayer Lev­erkusen in the Europa League – the Scots trail 3-1 from the first leg.

Re­lief: Guardi­ola

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