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Man City VS Sporting CP Final – LIVE Football Reddit Score 15 Feb 2022

Man City VS Sporting CP Final – LIVE Football Reddit Score 15 Feb 2022

Manchester City will be aiming to secure a first-leg advantage when they head to Portugal on Tuesday night to face Sporting Lisbon in the last-16 stage of the Champions League. The Citizens topped Group A with 12 points to advance to this stage of the competition, while Sporting finished second in Group C behind Ajax, just beating Borussia Dortmund to a spot in the round of 16.

Although Sporting CP finished second in their Champions League group behind Ajax, that was still very impressive result since they left behind another great team like Borussia Dortmund. Meanwhile, the Portuguese champions are currently second in their domestic league, six points behind Porto. When it comes to team news, Sporting is hoping that Pedro Gonclaves, the team’s top scorer, will be able overcome is muscle injury and play in this game. Other than that, the team is in good shape, without any injuries or suspensions.

After reaching the finals in Champions League last season, Man City is hoping to make that last step this season and finally win the competition. They finished first in their group, one point ahead of PSG. The team is also doing great in the Premier League since they are currently leading the league with seven points more than Liverpool, the second team in the standings. Kyle Walker is suspended for this game, while Gabriel Jesus and Jack Grealish are doubtful with injuries. The rest of the team should be available to coach Pep Guardiola for this match.

Raheem Sterling finished with a hat trick in the victory over Norwich and has now scored 10 goals in the Premier League this season. Fellow midfielder Riyad Mahrez has also been in top form for Manchester City this season. The 30-year-old Algerian has seven goals and four assists in the Premier League and been nearly unstoppable in the Champions League. In fact, Mahrez has five goals in six Champions League appearances this season. Meanwhile, Sporting CP has scored two or more goals in each of its last five fixtures across all competitions. Sporting CP has scored 43 goals in 22 games in the Primeira Liga, a 1.95 goals per game average.

It is the great cliche of the Champions League knockout draw that ties cast in one light in December can look remarkably different a few months later. That is not quite true of Juventus’ clash with Villarreal, which seemed likely to be a tight battle in late 2021 and is equally fiddly to predict a few months later. What has changed is how the winner of that round of 16 match would be viewed by those around them. It was fair to question whether El Submarino Amarillo might enter these games with a new manager, even after Unai Emery had turned down Newcastle, such were his side’s struggles. Now they have just held Real Madrid goalless and are firmly in the mix for a top four berth in La Liga.

Sporting are present in the last-16 stage of the Champions League for the first time since the 2008-09 campaign, when they incredibly lost 12-1 on aggregate to Bayern Munich, and there is no question that they are the serious underdogs to advance from this two-legged affair with the English champions.

The Portuguese champions, as mentioned, finished second behind Ajax in Group C to advance to the knockout round of the competition, claiming nine points from their six matches, managing to book their spot in the last-16 stage of the tournament despite suffering three defeats in the section.

Sporting’s standout result in the section was a 3-1 win over Dortmund at the end of November, and they will know that a positive result in the first leg is vital in order to stand a chance ahead of the second leg at the Etihad Stadium, which will take place on March 9.

Ruben Amorim’s side will enter this match off the back of a 2-2 draw with Porto in the league on Friday, with five red cards being shown in the chaotic contest; the result left the Green and Whites in second spot in their domestic table, six points behind leaders Porto on the same number of matches.

The Lions have actually won seven of their last nine home European matches, while they beat Man City when the two sides locked horns in the last-16 stage of the Europa League back in 2012, triumphing on away goals following a 3-3 draw.

Man City are viewed by many to be the favourites for this season’s Champions League, but the Citizens were far from perfect in the group stage of the competition, losing two of their six matches; a record of 12 points was still enough to top the section, though, with Paris Saint-Germain finishing second.

Pep Guardiola’s side will enter this match off the back of a 4-0 win over Norwich City in the Premier League on Saturday, which moved them 12 points clear of second-placed Liverpool at the summit. Man City are also chasing success in the FA Cup, and indeed Champions League, and it will be fascinating to see what the reigning English champions can achieve during the 2021-22 campaign.

Guardiola’s side, who lost to Chelsea in last season’s European Cup final, have impressively won 13 of their last 20 away European matches, while they have been present in the last-16 of this competition in each of the last nine seasons, with the club now building a real pedigree at this level.

The Manchester giants suffered a 1-0 defeat when they last travelled to Sporting in the Europa League back in 2012, though, and were also beaten at PSG and RB Leipzig in the group stage of this season’s competition, so Sporting will certainly believe that they can cause an upset on Tuesday night.

Meanwhile, Juventus are firmly in the mix for Champions League qualification next season, something that seemed an extremely unlikely scenario late last year, at least without them actually winning the tournament outright. Massimiliano Allegri’s men have lost just one game — the Super Cup to Inter Milan — since the one-two punch inflicted on them by Chelsea and Atalanta in late November and have risen steadily up the Serie A standings. They look a remarkably different team to the one that was laboring against Sassuolo and Venezia, probably not good enough to win the biggest prize in Europe but certainly dangerous enough to be taken seriously.

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