In the second quarter final of the UEFA Europa League, Atletico Madrid will host Sporting CP in a thrilling contest. Atletico Madrid is currently having a great season; they are following behind the league leaders Barcelona in the La Liga and they would put up their fight to claim the Europa League. On the other hand the guests from Portugal have only managed to hold on so far and it is not certain if they would get into the semis but this is football, anything can happen. Atletico would come into this game with a win and would like to register a win in the first leg so that things would be easy for them when they visit Portugal. Sporting CP will come into this game with the element of surprise because they have won and they have lost and it is a wild ride for them
Atletico Madrid vs Sporting CP, team news, playing XI and match preview are listed here.
When and where?
This match is to be played at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid Spain. The ground has a capacity of 67, 703 and it is going to be a cold day in Madrid which would only add to the excitement of this game.
The clash will take place at 12:35 AM (IST) on April 6th, 2018 and can be streamed live on Sony LIV app.
Atletico Madrid won – 0
Sporting CP won – 0
Not decided – 2
Atletico Madrid – L W W W L W
Sporting CP – L W W L W L
Atletico Madrid – Oblak (GK), Hernandez, Godin, Savic, Vrsaljko, Correa, Partey, Niguez, Koke, Griezmann, Costa
Sporting CP – Patricio (GK), Piccini, Pinto, Mathieu, Coentrao, Battaglia, Fernandes, Martins, Ruiz, Acuna, Dost
This is going to be Atletico’s day because they have won 21 of their last 24 UEFA Europa League games and it is expected of them to register a win in the first leg of this fixture so that they are not troubled when they visit Portugal. Moreover, the Atletis have won their last eight games at home and also kept a clean sheet throughout. On the other hand the visitors have lost three of their last four games and are not expected much of them.
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