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Carlos Tevez handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Alex Manninger restarts play with the free kick.
Mohamed Sissoko has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.
Corner taken by Adam Johnson from the left by-line, Vincenzo Iaquinta manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gareth Barry on Vincenzo Iaquinta. Alessandro Del Piero shoots direct from the free kick,
(Man City) makes a substitution, with James Milner coming on for Jerome Boateng.
(Juventus) makes a substitution, with De Carvalho Felipe Melo coming on for Milos Krasic.
Adam Johnson fouled by Zdenek Grygera, the ref awards a free kick. Dedryk Boyata takes the indirect free kick.
Caution for Zdenek Grygera.
Emmanuel Adebayor goes off and David Silva comes on.
Paolo De Ceglie leaves the field to be replaced by Marco Motta.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leonardo Bonucci by Carlos Tevez. Leonardo Bonucci restarts play with the free kick.
Vincent Kompany challenges Vincenzo Iaquinta unfairly and gives away a free kick. Zdenek Grygera restarts play with the free kick.
Close range header by Emmanuel Adebayor misses to the right of the target.
Kolo Toure concedes a free kick for a foul on Alessandro Del Piero. Strike comes in from Alessandro Del Piero from the free kick.
Effort on goal by Gareth Barry from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
Gareth Barry challenges Mohamed Sissoko unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gareth Barry is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Alessandro Del Piero takes the free kick.
Adam Johnson takes a shot. Save made by Alex Manninger.
Outswinging corner taken by Alessandro Del Piero, Header by Giorgio Chiellini from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
Simone Pepe comes on in place of Jorge Martinez.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Emmanuel Adebayor. Alex Manninger takes the free kick.
Milos Krasic sends in a cross, save by Joe Hart.
Alessandro Del Piero takes a shot. Joe Hart makes a save.
Dedryk Boyata on for Pablo Zabaleta.
Claudio Marchisio takes a shot. Save by Joe Hart.
Alessandro Del Piero takes the inswinging corner, save by Joe Hart.
Inswinging corner taken by Adam Johnson.
The referee shows Milos Krasic a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Pablo Zabaleta takes a shot. Save by Alex Manninger.
Adam Johnson gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Man City 1-1 Juventus.Gnegneri Toure Yaya provided the assist for the goal.
Headed effort from close range by Gareth Barry bounces off the post. Adam Johnson takes a shot. Save by Joe Hart. Inswinging corner taken by Adam Johnson, clearance made by Leonardo Bonucci. The assistant referee signals for offside against Carlos Tevez. Alex Manninger restarts play with the free kick.
Zdenek Grygera challenges Carlos Tevez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Carlos Tevez.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Milos Krasic by Pablo Zabaleta. Free kick taken by Alessandro Del Piero.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Jerome Boateng goes wide right of the target.
Shot by Adam Johnson from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Claudio Marchisio by Patrick Vieira. Alessandro Del Piero takes the free kick.
Effort from outside the box by Patrick Vieira goes wide right of the target.
Emmanuel Adebayor is penalised for a handball. Claudio Marchisio takes the indirect free kick.
Carlos Tevez has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.
Carlos Tevez produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.
Gnegneri Toure Yaya challenges Paolo De Ceglie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Giorgio Chiellini takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Adam Johnson from the right by-line, Patrick Vieira takes a shot. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alex Manninger by Gnegneri Toure Yaya. Free kick taken by Alex Manninger. Corner taken right-footed by Adam Johnson.
Vincenzo Iaquinta finds the net with a goal from outside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Man City 0-1 Juventus.
Vincent Kompany concedes a free kick for a foul on Vincenzo Iaquinta. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Alessandro Del Piero, Joe Hart makes a save.
Gnegneri Toure Yaya concedes a free kick for a foul on Jorge Martinez. Alessandro Del Piero restarts play with the free kick.
Vincenzo Iaquinta takes a shot. Save by Joe Hart.
Foul by Paolo De Ceglie on Adam Johnson, free kick awarded. Jerome Boateng takes the free kick. Jerome Boateng takes a shot.
The game gets underway.
The match has reached half-time.
The second half begins.
The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
Mancini: I need time to make City great
Roberto Mancini faces a club close to his heart admitting it will take another six months to shape Manchester City in his own image.
The Italian manager is aiming to get the better of Juventus in the their glamour Europa League group match at Eastlands.
While pleased with the progress his side are making - they defeated reigning champions Chelsea in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday - he maintains there is a lot of work ahead.
Mancini said: "I think we can create a special team in six months. We need time to improve day by day to change the mentality. We must start winning consistently. That is important."
Juventus are also a side in transition and Mancini has not ruled out the possibility of returning home to coach them one day.
"Why not, football is like that, " he said.
"I have never been an enemy of Juventus. I was a huge fan for years when I was a child so I have great respect for the club and the players.
"It will be a special match as it is the first time I am coaching an English team against Juventus.
"Obviously I miss home, as anyone would, but I am happy here. This is where I am living and working."
Mancini raised the stakes before the game by suggesting the Premier League was stronger than Serie A.
He said: "Juve and City are both new teams. We both need time to establish ourselves.
"I think the English championship is better than the Italian. They need to bring some big players back. They are not there at the moment."
Veteran midfielder Patrick Vieira is hoping to claim a place in the team after saying he was "frustrated" at his lack of game time.
Vieira, 34, arrived in January from Inter Milan following a season with Juventus. He said: "It has been frustrating. Like everyone else I want to play more often and be more involved. I know how strong the team is, especially in the midfield.
"I want to play more than one game a month. I will get my chance, I know that because the season is really long. I want to show the manager he can count on me.
"Every competition is really important because we all want to play. As City have not won a trophy for years lifting one would be good for the club."
Vieira believes City are becoming a team to fear.
He said: "We have beaten Liverpool and Chelsea who are seen to be part of the big four. That just shows how strong we are. There is still a long way to go but we believe in ourselves.
"We know how good we are. Now we have to win games week in, week out. We have to show it on the pitch."
Defender Micah Richards could come into contention against Juventus after a hamstring injury.
Shaun Wright-Phillips is doubtful with a knee problem while Wayne Bridge and Aleksandar Kolarov remain absent.
Meanwhile Mancini expects Mario Balotelli to return to the squad at the end of next month
Balotelli is sidelined with a knee injury and the striker said he would be out for eight weeks.
However Mancini responded: "He is in Italy today (Wednesday) and his knee is okay. I think he may be ready at the end of October, in four to five weeks."
Johnson earns City scare
Manchester City survived a late scare to collect a point from a 1-1 draw in their high-profile Europa League clash with Juventus.
Roberto Mancini's men had run out of attacking ideas themselves when veteran forward Alessandro Del Piero strode up to blast a free-kick off the underside of Joe Hart's crossbar.
Del Piero claimed the ball bounced in, but the merits of a goal-line assistant were plain to see as the official correctly ruled it had come down straight onto the goal-line.
It ensured parity for City against the team Mancini used to travel 10 hours on a bus to watch as a six-year-old after Adam Johnson had levelled Vincenzo Iaquinta's early opener before the break.
City did not really deserve any more - and Emmanuel Adebayor was particularly poor.
However, if they can come out on top in back-to-back meetings with Polish champions Lech Poznan which now follow, the Blues should advance to the knock-out phase without too much trouble.
The 'Old Lady' of Turin may be looking a bit dishevelled just now, but the aura of Juventus lingers on.
There are an elite group of clubs around Europe who, no matter what their current fortune or status, bring an element of stardust with them wherever they go.
It is that kind of resonance City's ambitious and very wealthy owners are trying to create.
Yet all the money means little if, when the game actually starts, the players freeze.
There was no obvious reason why it should happen but that is how it appeared as City found themselves on the back foot from the start, unable to retain possession for any decent length of time.
On his long-awaited first start, Jerome Boateng fired a long-range effort wide. After that it was all Juve for 15 minutes, during which time the visitors took the lead.
That Iaquinta's blistering 30-yard effort should take the merest flick off Kolo Toure should not detract from the magnificence of his strike.
What it did do was deviate the ball off its path just enough to take it away from Joe Hart, who buried his head as net bulged.
Despite rewarding Adebayor's superb training-ground performances with a start that shunted skipper Carlos Tevez onto the left wing, City struggled to exert any lasting pressure.
Claudio Marchisio might have booted off his own line but, if there is such a thing, it was a routine clearance and City had to wait until the half-hour mark had gone before they made their visitors shake.
By that point, Milos Krasic had been booked for diving.
The Serbian was certainly looking for contact from Vincent Kompany, so in that sense the referee got his decision correct. The fact Kompany left his leg out to fall over made Krasic's disbelief justifiable as well.
City shook themselves out of their lethargy just after the half-hour.
Gareth Barry nudged Tevez's cross on with an inspired back header that bounced off the far post.
As Juventus struggled to clear the rebound, Johnson nipped in and fired a shot towards the Juve goal which former Arsenal keeper Alex Manninger turned away with his legs.
City levelled on their next attack when Yaya Toure matched his eagle-eyed spot of Johnson's run inside with an inch-perfect slide rule pass that sent the winger clean through.
Manninger tried to make himself look tall but the former Middlesbrough star kept his cool and tucked away the equaliser.
Now 35, Del Piero remains at the heart of all Juventus' attacking play.
After substantial advantages in territory and possession had brought City no reward, the World Cup winner picked himself up after earning a free-kick by falling over Kolo Toure and fired agonisingly wide.
The visitors' attacks were more sporadic though as Adebayor, Patrick Vieira and Barry all tried their luck, without success, and Tevez buzzed around in a frenzy.
Adebayor's miss signalled the end of his input, those appearances on the training ground proving to be deceptive.
His replacement, David Silva, tried to bring some fresh impetus to a City attack that had started to run out of ideas.
It did not work, and if Del Piero's free-kick had been a couple of centimetres lower they would not even have ended up with a point.
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