Manchester City's match against Borussia Monchengladbach postponed because of the rain

Manchester City have announced tonight's Champions League match against Borussia Monchengladbach has been postponed due to adverse weather conditions.

Heavy rain saturated the pitch at the Etihad Stadium in the two hours before the scheduled 7.45pm kick-off.

Etihad Stadium
(Martin Rickett/PA)

Referee Bjorn Kuipers and officials inspected the surface at about 6.55pm and a decision to postpone was communicated around 30 minutes later.

Although the stadium was largely empty at the time, with most City fans having decided against entering, a number of Monchengladbach supporters, who had taken their positions, booed a public announcement.

Manchester City fans
(Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport)

A statement from the club read: "Tonight's Uefa Champions League fixture at home to Borussia Monchengladbach has been postponed.

"Torrential rainfall across Manchester throughout the evening led to flooding in the areas around the ground, which forced the decision on safety and security grounds.

"The game will now be rescheduled and the club will announce a new date in due course."

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