BBC Radio journalist Mike Minay has now shared a major fixture update out of Manchester City.
The Sky Blues have absolutely flown out of the blocks at the start of this campaign, with marquee summer signing Erling Haaland grabbing all of the headlines for his imperious form.
The Norwegian has so far notched an impeccable 12 goals in seven games across all competitions as the Premier League champions seek to retain their title for a third successive season.
However, as the 2022 World Cup in Qatar looms, with the historic winter tournament set to begin in late November, the congested fixture calendar presents a challenge to clubs up and down the country.
The tragic passing of Britain’s longest-ever serving monarch Queen Elizabeth II has also resulted in the postponement of all football league fixtures this weekend as a mark of respect.
While it is clear that England’s games have been called off, European governing body UEFA are yet to confirm their stance on the UK’s participating clubs in the Champions League.
Sharing an update on Twitter, Minay has some significant news for Man City supporters in this regard.
He explained: “#ManCity’s #UCL game with Dortmund will go ahead on Wednesday. UEFA are yet to state what is happening with next week’s matches involving British teams. BBC Sport has been told City are able to provide the policing needed so the game will go ahead at the Etihad.”
City’s next bout in Europe going ahead as planned represents arguable good news considering the issue of jam-packed fixtures coming thick and fast.
More postponements across other competitions may have seriously complicated the champions’ calendar, not least due to the fact Pep Guardiola’s side are usually fighting on all four fronts for the majority of a season.
Indeed, City’s clash against Dortmund on Wednesday needs to be put to rest, and we believe that the game should go ahead as planned.
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