Confirmed: Manchester City v Juventus line-ups: Bony starts

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Manchester City host Juventus in the Champions League, and the teams have been announced.

Manchester City kick off their Champions League campaign with a huge fixture against Juventus.

City will want to begin with a home win, but back-to-back Serie A champions Juventus are a tough proposition.

City are in good form, with a 100 per cent record in the Premier League, but star striker Sergio Aguero misses out through injury suffered at the weekend against Crystal Palace.

Juventus reached the final last season, beaten by Barcelona, and bring formidable midfielder Paul Pogba back to Manchester for a must-see clash in midfield with Yaya Toure.

He is not the only former Manchester United player to be involved, with 2008 Champions League winner Patrice Evra part of the Juventus squad.

Juventus are missing two key players from last year's runners-up side, midfielder Arturo Vidal and former City striker Carlos Tevez, with both being sold over the summer.

Man City lineup

Starting:

  • Joe Hart
  • Aleksandar Kolarov
  • Vincent Kompany
  • Eliaquim Mangala
  • Bacary Sagna
  • Fernandinho
  • Samir Nasri
  • David Silva
  • Raheem Sterling
  • Yaya Touré
  • Wilfried Bony

Substitutes: Willy Caballero, Martín Demichelis, Nicolás Otamendi, Kevin De Bruyne, Fernando, Jesús Navas, Sergio Agüero.

Juventus lineup

Starting:

  • Gianluigi Buffon
  • Leonardo Bonucci
  • Giorgio Chiellini
  • Patrice Evra
  • Stephan Lichtsteiner
  • Juan Cuadrado
  • Hernanes
  • Paul Pogba
  • Stefano Sturaro
  • Mario Mandžukić
  • Álvaro Morata

Substitutes: Neto, Andrea Barzagli, Alex Sandro, Mario Lemina, Roberto Pereyra, Paulo Dybala, Simone Zaza.

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