Manchester City vs. Ajax: Lineups

The exact setup of Manchester City's lineup isn't entirely obvious, but the players are a lot more relevant than the formation, as always. In the absence of James Milner and David Silva, Roberto Mancini has opted to go with Samir Nasri, Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tevez in his attack. Yaya Toure will be the most attacking of his midfield trio. City will start with a back four, but who knows how long that will last. Ajax's team is in a 4-3-3 as always.

Manchester City starting lineup (4-3-1-2): Joe Hart; Gael Clichy, Vincent Kompany, Matija Nastasic, Pablo Zabaleta; Javi Garcia, Gareth Barry, Yaya Toure; Samir Nasri; Sergio Aguero, Carlos Tevez

Ajax starting lineup (4-3-3): Kenneth Vermeer; Daley Blind, Toby Alderwiereld, Niklas Moisander, Ricardo van Rijhn; Christian Poulsen, Lasse Schone, Christian Eriksen; Siem de Jong, Dirk Boerrigter, Ryan Babel

You can catch this game on FOX Soccer and ITV 1. Kickoff is at 7:45 p.m. local time at Eastlands, 2:45 p.m. ET.

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