Italian aristocrats Juventus and English Premiership side Manchester City will appear in a pair of exhibition matches in Hong Kong next month, South China convener Steven Lo Kit-shing said last night. Manchester City will face a South China Invitation XI at Hong Kong Stadium on May 22, followed by a match between South China and Juventus. 'They are both quality sides and they have promised to bring their best players to Hong Kong as their domestic seasons will have ended in early May. I am sure it's going to be a very exciting tournament,' said Lo. 'The Invitation XI will comprise players from South China and a selection of Hong Kong league players. We have also approached Shanghai Shenhua to get some of their top players for the invitation side.' Lo said the cost of staging the exhibition would be about HK$10 million and South China needed an 80 per cent attendance to break even. Tickets will be HK$580, HK$320, HK$200 and HK$150 (students and elderly) and will be on sale from April 27. Juventus last visited Hong Kong in 2005 when they lost 5-3 on penalties to Kitchee in an exhibition match after the sides were tied at 2-2 at the end of regulation time. Meanwhile, South China will have a tough time defending their Lanwa International FA Cup after the draw was made yesterday. After a bye in the first round, they take on the winners of the match between Convoy Sun Hei and Lanwa Redbull in the HK$160,000 tournament that kicks off in two weeks. 'Neither team are easy to get past,' said assistant team manager Lee Yun-wah. 'Sun Hei are a quality side as we all know while Lanwa will definitely put up a tough fight against every team they meet.' Lee admitted the Caroliners were undergoing a difficult period, having suffered a series of defeats. 'The players are having a very long season and some of them now find it difficult to maintain their form at the highest level. But I am confident that we can get through this period without too many problems,' said Lee. Eastern will take on Workable in the first round, with the winners to meet Happy Valley in the next stage. The two other second-round matches feature Kitchee versus Citizen and Bulova Rangers meeting WoFoo Tai Po.