Europa League SPORTING – ATLETICO MADRID
State of form
Helpless in the first leg played in Madrid (2-0 defeat), Sporting will have to come out a big game in front of his supporters to hope to get back on track and believe in the qualification on Thursday. In the fight for third place in Liga Sagres, the Portuguese put the lead in the league last weekend, dominating Paços de Ferreira home (2-0).
After doing the job against Sporting last Thursday, Atletico Madrid chained by a super draw on the field of Real Madrid in the derby last Sunday (1-1). Still second in La Liga, the Colchoneros have been unbeaten for 3 games in all competitions and they intend to validate their ticket for the Europa League semi-finals by winning in Portugal this week.
The staff for SPORTING – ATLETICO MADRID
The Sporting is deprived of its Carvalho executives, William Carvalho, Bas Dost (top scorer) and his substitutes Cesar, Léa and Podence.
Only the left side holder Filipe Luis is forfeit Atlético Madrid but the neo-Bleu Hernandez can replace the left side.
Prediction SPORTING – ATLETICO MADRID
A notch over his opponent, Atletico Madrid should once again win in Portugal in this return match
Prediction Today: victory of Atletico Madrid