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Juventus hold Man City in Europa League

Vincenzo Iaquinta celebrates giving Juventus the lead against Manchester City
Vincenzo Iaquinta celebrates giving Juventus the lead against Manchester City
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Manchester City draw 1-1 with Juventus in Europa League Group A
  • Defending champions Atletico Madrid and Liverpool both held to draws
  • Gregorio Manzano wins first match as Sevilla boss in Germany
  • Sporting Lisbon thrash Levski Sofia 5-0 to make it two wins out of two
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(CNN) -- Manchester City, Europe's biggest-spending club, were held to a 1-1 draw by Juventus in the Europa League on Thursday.

The three-time winners from Italy deservedly took the lead in Manchester through striker Vincenzo Iaquinta's deflected shot after 10 minutes.

But City fought back and equalized through winger Adam Johnson, who latched onto a defense-splitting pass from Yaya Toure and slotted the ball past Juve goalkeeper Alex Manninger.

City dominated the second half but Juventus almost snatched a winner with five minutes remaining when Alessandro Del Piero thundered a free-kick against the underside of the bar.

"We were the better team," Johnson told Channel 5. "I think they were pegged in their own half in the second half and we should have taken the game."

City's next match will be against Polish side Lech Poznan, who went top of Group A on goal difference after a 2-0 victory over Salzburg.

In the night's other matches, defending champions Atletico Madrid needed a second-half penalty from Simao to clinch a 1-1 draw with German side Bayern Leverkusen.

The result leaves the Spanish club bottom of Group B with just a point from their opening two games.

Liverpool's disappointing start to the season under new coach Roy Hodgson continued with a 0-0 draw at Dutch side FC Utrecht.

Michael Silberbauer and Jocob Mulenga both went close for the hosts while Fernando Torres wasted Liverpool's best chance from close range.

The Reds remain top of Group K after Napoli fought back from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 with Steaua Bucharest.

Uruguayan Edinson Cavani claimed the equalizer for the Italians in the eighth minute of added time.

Gregorio Manzano's reign as Sevilla boss began in impressive fashion with a 1-0 triumph over 10-man Borussia Dortmund in Group J.

Luca Cigarini scored the only goal of the game in first half stoppage-time, while the Germans had Marcel Schmelzer sent of for two bookable offences.

But Paris St Germain stay top of the group after picking up their second straight victory in a 2-0 win over Karpaty Lviv.

Sporting Lisbon were the biggest scorers of the night, trouncing Levski Sofia 5-0 to maintain their 100% start in Group C.