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Sporting CP vs Atletico Madrid

Competition – UEFA Europa League

Stadium – Jose Alvalade

Date: 12th April 2018

Kick-off time – 20:05 GMT

Sporting Lisbon’s loss in the first leg of this game was followed by some theatrics after the club presidents slated the team on Facebook.

19 players reacted to the post by demanding for an apology and the president reacted by telling the 19 players that they were suspended.

Well, no one was suspended and the team came together to get a 2-0 win at the weekend.

Sporting Lisbon will be looking to overturn their 2-0 loss in the first leg here, but that will be easier said than done.

They scored home and away against Juventus and Olympiacos in the Champions League group stage and they have since netted nine times in the Europa League thus far.

Atletico Madrid have lived up to the expectations as favourites to win the Europa League this season.

They were knocked out of the Champions League in the group stage after a truly poor campaign, but they have since won 5 games on the bounce in this competition, netting 15 goals in the process.

Antoine Griezmann’s form has been a big reason that they are having a good season as the French man has netted 12 times in his last 9 games including against Real Madrid at the weekend and in the first leg of this match.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Sporting CP

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
L Braga 1-0 Sporting CP 31 Mar, 2018 Portuguese Liga
W Sporting CP 2-0 Rio Ave 18 Mar, 2018 Portuguese Liga
L Viktoria Plzen 2-1 Sporting CP 15 Mar, 2018 UEFA Europa League
W GD Chaves 1-2 Sporting CP 12 Mar, 2018 Portuguese Liga
W Sporting CP 2-0 Viktoria Plzen 8 Mar, 2018 UEFA Europa League

Atletico Madrid

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
L Villarreal 2-1 Atletico Madrid 18 Mar, 2018 Spanish Primera División
W Lokomotiv Moscow 1-5 Atletico Madrid 15 Mar, 2018 UEFA Europa League
W Atletico Madrid 3-0 Celta Vigo 11 Mar, 2018 Spanish Primera División
W Atletico Madrid 3-0 Lokomotiv Moscow 8 Mar, 2018 UEFA Europa League
L Barcelona 1-0 Atletico Madrid 4 Mar, 2018 Spanish Primera División

H2H

DATE COMPETITION
Sporting CP 2-2 Atletico Madrid 18 Mar, 2010 UEFA Europa League
Atletico Madrid 0-0 Sporting CP 11 Mar, 2010 UEFA Europa League

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