View Full Version : Premier League Says Moving Game To Champions League Night Was 'Unavoidable'

08-03-2017, 02:07 PM
The Premier League has defended its position over the clash of Manchester City's rearranged Premier League match against Stoke and Wednesday night's Champions League games.

It had been agreed there should be no domestic matches starting at the same time as any European ties, and that they should also finish at least half an hour before matches in either the Champions League or Europa League begin.

However, City will take on Stoke at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday, kicking off at 8pm - just 15 minutes after the second-leg games begin between Barcelona and Paris St Germain and Borussia Dortmund and Benfica.