Tuesday, July 21, 2015

AS Roma vs Manchester City
Competition: International Champions Cup
Match date: 21 July 2015
Kick Off Time: 11:00 BST
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

AS Roma have already played a game in the International Champions Cup as the overcame Real Madrid on penalties after a 90 minutes goalless draw. Once again, the Giallorossi have shown their solid defense.
Rudi Garcia's men want to sign Dzeko for the upcoming campaign. In the meanwhile, they have already signed Iago Falque. The former Genoa player shoudl start the match up front, with Gervinho and Totti. Ucan, De Rossi and Nainggolan will start in midfield while Leandro Castan will return on the pitch after a long absence. 
Manchester City team warmed up for the clash with victories over A-League opposition on the Gold Coast, beating Adelaide United 2-0 behind closed doors and seeing off Melbourne City 1-0. Two unimpressive performances from the Citizen, despite Pellegrini boasted a vastly superior playing-squad compared to the two Australian teams.
New signing Raheem Sterling looks set to make his debut for Man City while youngsters Brandon Barker and Manuel Garcia will cover the absences of Aguero and David Silva. Fabian Delph is likely to not take part in this match while Yaya Toure and Kompany will start. Dzeko or Jovetic will lead the line.
These two teams met in the group stage of last season's Champions League, playing out a 1-1 draw in Manchester before City registered a 2-0 victory in the return fixture at the Stadio Olimpico.

Probable lineups:
AS Roma (4-3-3): De Sanctis; Maicon, Yanga-Mbiwa, Castan, Cole; Ucan, De Rossi, Nainggolan; Falque, Totti, Gervinho.
Manchester City (4-4-1-1): Hart; Maffeo, Kompany, Humphreys, Clichy; Fernando, Toure, Barker, Navas; Nasri; Dzeko.

You can watch the match here: Link 1 , Link 2 [Live Scores]


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