Dubai: Premier League champions ManchesterCity slumped to a 1-0 defeat to Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia in their opening pre-season match on Friday.
Coach Roberto Mancini used 24 players in the match with Carlos Tevez, Yaya Toure, Vincent Kompany, Pablo Zabaleta and Adam Johnson all in the starting eleven.
The only goal of the game came in the 68th minute when Shaker Nawaf Alabid beat goalkeeper Eirik Johansen with a fierce drive.
BDST: 1927 HRS, July 14, 2012
Chanchal Ghosh, Newsroom Editor
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