Team News: Edin Dzeko starts for Manchester City

Team News: Edin Dzeko starts for Man City
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Edin Dzeko is handed a starting role for Manchester City in the Amsterdam ArenA.

Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko has been included in the Manchester City starting lineup for this evening's Champions League clash against Ajax.

He will partner Sergio Aguero, who has been preferred to his fellow Argentine Carlos Tevez.

Meanwhile, England international Joleon Lescott has retained his place at centre-back alongside captain Vincent Kompany.

Hosting Ajax have included former Liverpool duo Ryan Babel and Cristian Poulsen in their starting team.

Ajax: Vermeer; Alderweireld, Moisander, Blind, Van Rhijn; C Poulsen, Eriksen, S De Jong, Schøne, Sana; Babel

Man City: Hart; Richards, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy; Milner, Barry, Nasri, Y. Toure; Aguero, Dzeko

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