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Borussia Mönchengladbach unhappy with rescheduling of Man City clash

Borussia Mönchengladbach admit they are less than happy with the time of their rescheduled Champions League match with Manchester City.

Tuesday night's scheduled 7:45pm Group C fixture at the Etihad Stadium was postponed due to inclement weather in Manchester and moved to Wednesday night at the same time.

Gladbach admit they wanted the match to take place during the afternoon on Wednesday but were unhappy to learn that City were unable to accomodate them with their request.

"For sporting reasons we wanted to play the match earlier and fly back to Germany tomorrow evening," said club spokesman Markus Aretz.

"That was important to us, but City couldn't make that possible. Now we have to take it like it is.

"I don't know the reasons why, but they said we had to play at 7.45pm like today. I think there were security reasons or something. You would have to ask them.

"Then we had to make the decision to play at 7.45pm. We're not happy with that, but that's it.

"City offered us the chance to spend the next night in their academy, but that would have made no difference to us because the hotel wasn't a problem. We wanted to fly back tomorrow.

"I think it's always a disadvantage when you have to stay one day longer than is planned."

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