Hail and downpours fell on the lawn of the Etihad Stadium, one hour before the start of the Champions League semi-final second leg between Manchester City and PSG on Tuesday evening.
In Munich, the snow had invited itself. This time in Manchester, the surprise guest is hail. About an hour before kick-off, scheduled for 9:00 p.m., rain and ice balls fell on the lawn of the Etihad Stadium, where Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are due to face each other on Tuesday evening for the semi-final second leg of the Champions League (exclusively on RMC Sport 1).
The players will therefore evolve on difficult terrain. A temperature of 7 ° C and a humidity of 85%, with a wind of more than 20 km / h are announced by UEFA.
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The referees checked the pitch
As usual, including in good weather, the referees went to inspect the pitch and the proper functioning of the technology on the goal line. In view of the particular weather conditions, this verification carried out by the Dutchman Björn Kuipers and his assistants made even more sense.
Even if the images are impressive, this deluge did not a priori call into question the holding of the match. Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City players arrived on time to get into the changing rooms.