Teams: SPORTING CP & Portugal NT
EL 15/16 R32, 1st Leg |SPORTING 0-1 Bayer Leverkusen |Alvalade, 18.02.2015, 21:05 CET
UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE 2015/2016
ROUND OF 32
Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon
18 February 2015, 21:05 CET
Ref: Björn Kuipers (NED)
SPORTING CP 0-1 Bayer Leverkusen (GER)
We're back in Europe after the winter break and we get right at the starts of the knockout stages one of the main favourites to win the whole competition. Bayer Leverkusen are in third place in the Bundesliga and that says it all about their value.
Needless to say it will have to be a top quality Sporting if we want to have any chances of beating them.
Besides, this game brings the anecdote of seeing Sporting playing for the first time ever against a team wearing red which was really
founded in 1904.
All this should obviously be put into perspective as our main aim of this season is not to win the Europa League.
JJ picked this starting XI:
Jefferson is back at LB, whereas Adrien and Slimani are rested giving their places to Aquilani and Teo Gutiérrez. We'll see if it works.
"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
Last edited by Filipe Reis; February 18th, 2016 at 22:08.