Champions League and Europea League return to England this season with Man United, City and Wolves expected to play European legs on home soil
- Manchester City returns to the Champions League action at home against Real Madrid
- Manchester United and Wolves also have Europa League campaigns to close
- All three clubs are expected to be allowed to play their second legs on their own grounds
- United hosts Austrian side LASK while Wanderers visitors Olympiacos await
European football returns to England this season.
Both Manchester clubs and Wolves are expected to get the green light to play their next Champions League and Europa League games on home soil, after the government said it would lift quarantine requirements for various sporting events.
The move to Westminster means that, pending UEFA approval, City may face Real Madrid at Etihad Stadium, while United in the Europa League will face Austria’s LASK at Old Trafford and Wolves play Olympiakos at Molineux.
Manchester City won 2-1 against Real Madrid in their Champions League round of 16 first leg
City, United and Wolves were now allowed to play their European games on site
Each club is waiting for confirmation, but now plans to host the matches at the original locations.
Allowed events include the two Silverstone Grands Prix, the British Masters tournament of golf in Newcastle and the snooker world championship in Sheffield.
An official announcement is expected today, following comments from culture secretary Oliver Dowden over the weekend.
Quarantine exemptions are granted to foreign participants involved in the events. In return, sports authorities and event organizers must implement strict protocols to ensure that they have a minimal impact on public health during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Wolves tied 1-1 with Olympiacos in the first leg of their Europa League-eighth game of 16 games in Greece