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Mancini will risk Mario abuse

Roberto Mancini will pick Mario Balotelli for Manchester City's Europa League tie at Juventus despite the chance of him suffering racist abuse.

Balotelli has been a regular victim of racist abuse and was again targeted by Italian fans when playing for the national team against Romania earlier this month.

City travel to Italy in a fortnight's time to tackle Juventus in their final group game in the Europa League and Mancini is prepared for further abuse.

However, the City manager's desire to secure top spot in the group means he has no intention of leaving out Balotelli.

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