Lightning, Thunder, Force MAtch Postponement Image: www.dw.com

Lightning, Thunder, Force MAtch Postponement           Image: www.dw.com

Manchester City’s postponed UEFA Champions League group match against Borussia Monchengladbach has been rescheduled to Wednesday.

Heavy rain, thunder and lightning hit Manchester on Tuesday evening, forcing the Group C match to be abandoned.

In a statement, City said localised flooding led to a decision made on “safety and security grounds”.

Tickets bought for the scheduled Tuesday match will still be valid.

The Bundesliga side wanted the kick-off to be at 18.00 British Standard Time, but City did not have the available stewards to facilitate the request.

On Tuesday night, the goalmouth at one end of the pitch was heavily waterlogged at a stage, while services were stopped on Manchester’s tram network.

Referee Bjorn Kuipers and officials inspected the surface at about 18.55 BST and a decision to postpone was communicated around 30 minutes later.

Author: Cerebral Lemon