Manchester City secured top spot in Group A after coming from behind in their Europa League match to take a point against Juventus in Turin.
Jo, the only senior striker in the team, rose to the challenge to cancel out the opening goal from Niccolo Giannetti.
The Brazilian kept a cool head in the 77th minute to sweep the ball home at the back post following a cross from Adam Johnson.
City manager Roberto Mancini made nine changes to his side, with only Jerome Boateng and Jo retaining their places following the Premier League victory over West Ham at the weekend. Micah Richards was given the captain’s armband.
Jo was partnered up front by Alex Nimely, the 19-year-old handed his first start by Mancini.
43′ N. Giannetti [1 – 0]
77′ Jo [1 – 1]