Manchester City v Juventus: Their last encounter

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The Champions League is back tonight with the first round of group stage matches and it sees Serie A champions and last year's finalists Juventus travel to England to take on Premier League giants Manchester City.

The two have had very mixed starts to their respective league campaigns with the Old Lady picking up just one point from three games in the Italian league, while the Citizens have won all five of their matches so far in England.

Juventus have drawn one and lost two of their first three much to the surprise of many considering how they've dominated the league over the past four seasons, but with the likes of Carlos Tevez, Andrea Pirlo and Arturo Vidal all leaving, it's a new era for Juve.


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As for City, they have started the Premier League on fire. Winning their first five games without conceding a single goal.

Manuel Pellegrini's men have picked up impressive wins away at Everton and Crystal Palace, while then beating champions Chelsea 3-0 at home.

So as the two prepare to go head-to-head tonight at the Etihad Stadium, you are probably wondering when was the last time the two met  in Manchester?

Last Meeting in England

Juventus traveled to England back in 2010 when they played City in the Europa League.

In fact it was almost exactly five years ago to the day as it was 30 September they played out a 1-1 draw.

The pair were drawn together in Group A of the 2010 Europa League along with Lech Poznan and SV Salzburg.

On the night, the game ended level with the Old Lady taking the lead thanks to a goal in the first-half from Vincenzo Iaquinta, but only for it to be cancelled out just before half-time thanks to Adam Johnson, who now plays for Sunderland.

You are probably wondering how the two teams lined up on the night back in 2010. Well below you can see the starting XI for both City and Juve.

Teams That Night

Manchester City: Joe Hart, Pablo Zabaleta, Vincent Kompany, Kolo Toure, Jerome Boateng, Adam Johnson, Gareth Barry, Yaya Toure, Patrick Vieira, Emmanuel Adebayor, Carlos Tevez.

Only four of those players still play for City.

Juventus: Alex Manninger, Zdeněk Grygera, Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci, Paolo De Ceglie, Mohamed Sissoko, Claudio Marchisio, Jorge Andrés Martínez, Miloš Krasić, Vincenzo Iaquinta, Alessandro Del Piero

Only four of these players still play for Juventus with one of them out on loan with Marseille.

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