Manchester United and Manchester City have progressed to the last eight of the competition, but UEFA regulations do not allow two teams in the same city to play on the same day, nor on consecutive nights.
If the two clubs are drawn in the same home and away sequence in today’s draw, it will be Man United’s fixture that will be changed because they finished behind champions Manchester City in their domestic competition last season.
“Following a decision made by relevant local authorities, Manchester City and Manchester United cannot play at home on the same night, nor on consecutive nights,” UEFA said.
“Should both clubs be drawn within the same sequence (home or away), the team having finished lower in the domestic league the previous season – in this case, United – will be reversed in accordance with the UEFA Club Competitions Committee principles.
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“In accordance with paragraph 21. 01(b) of the UEFA Champions League regulations, the UEFA administration will determine which matches will be played on Tuesday, which matches on Wednesday. ”
There could also be another fixture reversal for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ’s team if both Man United and Manchester City progress through to the semi-final stage of the competition.
Both Manchester clubs were also hit by the regulation in 2011/12 when both were drawn at home in the second leg of their round-of-32 Europa League ties. Although, rather than flipping a fixture, UEFA moved City’s game at home to Porto to the Wednesday while United faced Ajax the following night.