Betting all their chips in the Europa League, Sporting makes this Thursday, February 20, its debut in the round of 32.
He will receive the Basaksehir, from Turkey, at the José Avalade stadium in Lisbon.
The kickoff is scheduled for 14h55 (Brasília time).
The return match was scheduled for February 27.
The Europa League now counts, in addition to the 24 clubs that advanced through its first phase, in groups, with the eight ‘relegated’ of the Champions League.
It was those who were in the third position of their keys in the continental ‘first division’.
They will duel in the round trip system advancing the one who has the highest number of points.
In case of equality, the goal difference is the first tiebreaker criterion. Not being enough, the goals marked as a visitor serve for definition.
If still not enough, at the end of the second match there will be an extra 30 minutes, where the goal away from home follows as a tiebreaker criterion.
The final tiebreaker is the penalty shootout.
◾️With no chance of winning the Portuguese Championship, Sporting established the Europa League as their priority competition in the final stretch of the 2019/2020 season.
◾️The alviverde reached the classification for the knockout stage of the tournament by being in the second position of group D.
◾️It added 12 points (four wins and two losses).
◾️He was overcome by LASK Linz, from Austria, who scored one more point.
◾️In the last match before the confrontation with the Turks, the team was in the tie, away from home, with Rio Ave, by 1 to 1, for the twenty-first round of the 2019/2020 edition of the Portuguese Championship.
◾️In the tournament, with 36 points (11 wins, three draws and seven losses), it occupies the fourth position.
◾️It is the last that grants the right to participate in the next season a place in international tournaments.
◾️That is the goal he has left in the Premier League. It has a three point advantage in comparison with Rio Ave, fifth place and first team outside the block.
◾️Basaksehir was one of the surprises of the first stage of the Europa League by taking first place in group J, who favored Roma, who came in second place, and Borussia Monchengladbach, third place, who was eliminated in the final journey by being defeated at home, by 2 to 1, of turn, by the Turks, with a goal in the final seconds.
◾️However, the team’s ambitions are not limited to the continental tournament.
◾️On Friday, February 14, he beat Besiktas 1-0 at home, moving up to second place in the Super Lig standings and putting pressure on Trabzonspor, leader.
◾️He has 43 points (12 wins, seven draws and three losses), one less than the pointer.
Football Prediction of the Day Sporting vs Basaksehir
Sporting have had some good times throughout the season, but they are not a reliable team.
The hunch on equality against Basaksehir seems to be the right hunch for Thursday’s match for the first leg of the round of 16 rounds of the 2019/2020 Europa League season.