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Thursday December 16 2010
Line-ups: Del Piero welcomes Vieira

There is a mix of youngsters and the old guard as Juventus welcome Manchester City in their final Europa League outing.

The Bianconeri are already eliminated from the competition and conclude the group phase at 18.00 UK time.

Coach Gigi Del Neri said his side would honour the match and he is fielding some first team players such as Milos Krasic, Giorgio Chiellini and Alessandro Del Piero.

However, there are also youngsters like Niccolo' Giannetti and rarely-used figures such as Nicola Legrottaglie and Armand Traore.

Roberto Mancini's Manchester City field former Juventus midfielder Patrick Vieira, but leave ex-Inter star Mario Balotelli at home along with want-away Carlos Tevez.

Jo is the only senior striker available, as Emmanuel Adebayor is injured, and Roque Santa Cruz not on the UEFA list.

Although Manchester City and Lech Poznan are already through to the next phase of the Europa League, a victory over Juventus would allow Mancio's men to top the group.

Juventus: Manninger; Grygera, Legrottaglie, Chiellini, Traore; Krasic, Sissoko, Felipe Melo, Pepe; Giannetti, Del Piero

Juventus bench: Storari, Iaquinta, Bonucci, Buchel, Giandonato, Boniperti, Camilleri

Manchester City: Given; Boateng, Richards, Boyata, Bridge; Wright-Phillips, Milner, Vieira, A Johnson; Jo, Tchuimeni-Nimely

Manchester City bench: Taylor, Zabaleta, Kay, Mee, Ibrahim, Chantler, Elabdellaoui

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