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Messi at the Etihad: Manchester City to host Argentina vs. Italy friendly in March

Manchester City fans will have the opportunity to see Lionel Messi at the Etihad Stadium again in March when Manchester City host a prestige friendly between Argentina and Italy.

The match will take place on 23 March this year, with no kick-off time specified yet.

For Sergio Aguero and Nicolas Otamendi, who can expect to be included in Jorge Sampaoli’s squad, it’ll basically be a trip around the corner, but for curious locals, there could be plenty of other well-known faces on show, such as Messi, Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuaín.

Aguero could feature when Argentina face Spain at the Wanda Metropolitano four days later, but shouldn’t expect a warm welcome from any Atletico Madrid fans in attendance after his acrimonious exit from the club in 2011. Despite the turbulent relationship between Atleti fans and Kun, the Madrid club are reportedly interested in bringing back their former player this summer.

To celebrate Nicolas Otamendi’s new deal, the City Store has released these new tees!

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