Date: 4th August 2006 at 12:15pm
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Stuart Pearce has decided to use a three man attack of new signing Bernardo Corradi, Samaras and Vassell in what looks like a 4-3-3 formation with Trevor Sinclair playing a more central than normal wing role against Shanghai Shenhua, who finished runners up in the Jia A league last season.

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Shanghai Shenhua Team News:

2006 Squad

Goalkeepers
22 Liu Yunfei
1 Yu Weiliang
12 Zhou Yajun
21 Qiu Shengjiong

Defenders
13 Cheng Liang
5 Du Wei
2 Yao Lijun
30 Xue Zhiqiang
28 Dong Yang
4 Li Yinan
19 Li Chengming
23 Li Weifeng
6 Wu Weichao
3 Liu Yintao
32 Gu Cao
34 Tao Jin
20 Chen Lei
27 Yang Xin

Midfielders
14 Sun Xiang
17 Sun Ji
18 Zheng Kewei
15 Wang Ke
16 Yu Tao
7 Xiao Zhanbo
31 Shen Longyuan
26 Wang Hongliang
11 Ivan Jovanovic
24 Yang Chungang
25 Xu Wen

Forwards
10 Zhang Yuning
33 Mao Jianqing
8 Xie Hui
29 Gao Lin
35 Carsten Jancker
9 Luis Alfredo Ramirez

Player to watch: Carsten Jancker

Manchester City FC Team News:

Manchester City: Weaver, Mills, Dunne, Jordan, Thatcher, Sinclair,
Hamann, Barton, Samaras, Corradi, Vassell

Player to watch: Corradi

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