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Legia look out of their depth

Sportings Bas Dost (R) and Joel Campbell
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Champions League
BT Sport Extra 5, 7.45pm Wednesday

Sporting were unlucky to be drawn in such a tough group but can qualify for the Europa League by defeating Legia Warsaw in the Polish capital.

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.

Recommendation
Sporting Lisbon
1pt 4-5 general


Team news
Legia Warsaw
Sebastian Szymanski is banned but no fresh injuries are reported.

Sporting Lisbon
Joao Pereira serves a one-game ban and Luc Castaignos (knee) and Ezequiel Schelotto (calf) are out.  

Key stat
Sporting have won five of their last six matches 

The Portuguese side never fully recovered from their 2-1 matchday-one loss away to Real Madrid
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