Match : Atletico Mardid vs Sporting CP
Competition : Europe League
Time / Date : 22:05h / 5 April 2018
Venue : Estadio Wanda Metropolitano
Atletico are second in La Liga, but doesn’t have some chance to reach Barcelona ,at home theiy in last 17 games they kept 14 clean sheets with 14 wins ,2 draws and only one lose from Sevilla in Copa Del Rey.
In last game they lose from Braga who is just behind them in the standing , that will alert them for sure before this clash and they will try to take something here against one of the best defense in the Europe.
Sime Vrsaljko (Achilles tendon problems), Juanfran (Hamstring Injury), José Giménez (Malleolar injury), Filipe Luís (Fracture of the fibula)
Seydou Doumbia (Minor wound), Bruno César (Knee injury), Daniel Podence (Fractured foot)
They meet each other in season 2009/2010 again in Europe League in 8th finals ,in first game at Spain they finish as a 0:0 draw and second game finish as a draw again ,but 2:2 and Atletico reach next final with away goals.
Like I saird already Atletico will use defensive approach and that is why I expect tight clash in this first leg and narrow win for Atletico.