Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium: Home of Aris Salonika(credit: Wikipedia
Mario Balotelli could make his return to action when Manchester City visit Aris Salonika in the Europa League this evening. (kick-off 17.00 GMT, live on ITV4)
City forward Balotelli has been sidelined with a knee injury since the end of December, but has been named in the squad for the first leg of this last-32 tie.
The Italian could partner captain Carlos Tevez up front after the Argentinian, who has rarely featured in the competition this season, was named in the travelling party.
Midfielder Michael Johnson could feature having recovered from a knee ligament injury that has kept him on the sidelines for over a year, but Nigel de Jong and Adam Johnson will both miss this game due to their respective ankle injuries.
James Milner is also ruled out after sustaining an unspecified injury during the weekend defeat at Manchester United
Last Premier League game:
Manchester United 2 MANCHESTER CITY 1: Hart, Richards, Kompany, Zabaleta, Kolarov (Wright-Phillips 53), Lescott, Milner (Dzeko 60), Barry, Silva, Y Toure, Tevez. Not used: Given, Boateng, K Toure, Vieira, Jo.