Dzeko partners Balotelli up front for City

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini made four changes for tonight’s crucial Champions League Group A clash at Napoli’s intimidating Stadio San Paolo.

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini made four changes for tonight’s crucial Champions League Group A clash at Napoli’s intimidating Stadio San Paolo.

As is customary, Mancini rotated his full-backs – meaning there was no place for in-form Micah Richards as Pablo Zabaleta came in on the right and Aleksandar Kolarov replaced left-back Gael Clichy.

Edin Dzeko came in to partner Italy international Mario Balotelli up front as Sergio Aguero made way, while David Silva returned in place of Samir Nasri.

Napoli: De Sanctis, Campagnaro, Cannavaro, Aronica, Maggio, Inler, Gargano, Dossena, Lavezzi, Hamsik, Cavani.

Subs: Rosati, Grava, Mascara, Santana, Dzemaili, Fernandez, Pandev.

Man City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Kolarov, Silva, De Jong, Toure Yaya, Milner, Balotelli, Dzeko.

Subs: Pantilimon, Johnson, Savic, Aguero, Barry, Nasri, Clichy.

Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)

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