Legia look out of their depth
BT Sport Extra 5, 7.45pm Wednesday
The Portuguese side never fully recovered from their 2-1 matchday-one loss away to Real Madrid when they were outstanding for most of the match but conceded in the 89th minute and in injury time.
They lost all of their matches against Real and Borussia Dortmund by a single goal but cruised to a 2-0 win at home to Legia in late-September.
The match in Lisbon was one-sided with Sporting winning the shot count 15 to six.
Sporting are going well in Portugal, sitting just two points behind leaders Benfica, and they are capable of challenging for Europa Leage glory.
Legia – fourth in Poland – are out of their depth and heading for a fifth defeat in the group.
1pt 4-5 general
Sebastian Szymanski is banned but no fresh injuries are reported.
Joao Pereira serves a one-game ban and Luc Castaignos (knee) and Ezequiel Schelotto (calf) are out.
Sporting have won five of their last six matches