Mancini wary of Sporting

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Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini insists nobody in his team is taking the challenge of Sporting Lisbon lightly.

Sporting coach Ricardo Sa Pinto told City to under-estimate the Portuguese club at their peril. City tackle the side currently fourth in Portugal in the last 16 of the Europa League having thrashed the country's champions 6-1 on aggregate in the previous round.

Mancini says that result has not led to any complacency ahead of the first leg of their tie with Sporting at the Estadio Jose Alvalade on Thursday night. The Italian said: "I played here five years ago with Inter (Milan) in the Champions League and we lost. We had the same situation the day before."

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