Leeds United and Manchester City’s Premier League match next month is poised to be rescheduled following confirmation of Pep Guardiola’s side’s advancement to the Champions League semi-finals.
After leading 3-0 in the first leg, it was largely expected that City would go over Bayern Munich, which they accomplished with a 1-1 draw at the Allianz Arena.
After missing a penalty in the first half, Erling Haaland (who else?) scored City’s 48th goal of the season in the 58th minute.
Bayern captain Joshua Kimmich converted from the penalty, but his 84th-minute level was insignificant as the German giants bowed out to their old manager.
The Expected date for Leeds vs Man City PL clash?
City will now face Real Madrid in a rematch of last year’s historic semi-final, with the first leg taking place at the Bernabéu on Tuesday, May 9th. This means that Leeds’ visit to the Etihad Stadium, scheduled for 2pm on Sunday, May 7th, would have to be rescheduled.
It is widely anticipated that the game will be moved to Saturday, but with Sky having chosen it as one of their televised matches, things may become a little trickier given all of the vested interests involved.
When tickets did not go on sale last week, Whites fans were warned of the prospect.
At the time, the club’s website issued a statement saying, “the exact fixture date and ticket sale information will not be confirmed until shortly after Wednesday 19th April, following the second leg of Manchester City’s quarter-final UEFA Champions League tie with Bayern Munich.”
While late fixture changes are all too typical for fans these days, given the short distance between Leeds and Manchester, it should work out in this situation.
When the game does take place, it will be crucial at either end of the table, with City aiming to nip Arsenal to another Premier League title and Leeds hoping to stay in the division next season.
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