Manchester City Women players take to the pitch before the game Aston Villa Women v Manchester City Women, WSL football match, Villa Park, Birmingham, UK - 05 Sep 2020 Photo: Jon Super for The FA

Manchester City will take on Barcelona in Italy in first leg of UWCL quarter-final

Manchester City will take on Barcelona in Monza in the first leg of their UEFA Women’s Champions League quarter-final later this month.

City were paired with Lluis Cortes’ side in last week’s quarter-final draw and it has now been determined that the first leg will be switched from Spain to Italy due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.

Barcelona have provided details of the arrangements for the first leg via their official club website this evening. The Spanish giants will take on City on Wednesday 24 March at theĀ U-Power Stadium in Monza with the fixture set to kick-off at 11.30am UK time.

The fixture will be the second UEFA Women’s Champions League tie involving a British club to be staged at the home of AC Monza in recent weeks with Chelsea having taken on Atletico Madrid at the same venue in the second leg of their round of 16 tie. The Blues drew that match 1-1 but advanced to the quarter-finals with a 3-1 aggregate victory.

The second leg of City’s UEFA Women’s Champions League quarter-final tie against Barcelona is set to take place at The Academy Stadium a week later, although the final details are yet to be confirmed. The winners of the tie will face Paris Saint-Germain, Sparta Prague or Lyon in the semi-finals.

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