Sporting Lisboa and İstanbul measure forces in Estadio José Alvalade, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (16th Finals). This will be the first direct confrontation between these two teams, since they have never faced each other before.
The home team won access to this phase of the UEFA Europa League (16th Finals) after the 2nd place won in Group D, with a total of 12 points. In the last game he played, for the Premier League, he drew with Rio Ave out for (1‑1). In their last 10 home games Sporting Lisboa records 8 wins and 2 losses. His attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 5 of the last 6 games for this competition. In 15 games, he only got 2 comebacks in the 9 games in which he suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 15 home matches for all competitions: they suffered 6 of their 15 goals between minutes (76′ ‑ 90 ‘).
Sporting Lisboa comes to this game with a draw, a ball, on the trip to the arena of the Rio Ave, thus adding the second consecutive game without losing in the Portuguese championship. We remember that the lions finished the group stage of the Europa League in the second position, with 12 points, 1 point less than the leader LASK. In this game at home, coach Silas must play in 4-3-3, benefiting the possession of the ball and the paused attacks, especially by the flanks: Bolasie and Camacho must compose the team’s wings. Sporar must occupy the most advanced position, which is very powerful and strong in completion. For this match, the home team cannot count on Renan Ribeiro, Jérémy Mathieu and Luiz Phellype, all injured.
The visiting team reaches this stage of the UEFA Europa League (16th Finals) after finishing the group stage in the 1st position of Group J, with 10 points won. In the last match he played, for the Süper Lig, he won Beşiktaş at home by (1‑0). In his last away game, for the Süper Lig, he tied for (1‑1) against Sivasspor. In its last 10 away matches İstanbul records 5 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss. This is a team that usually scores many times first: he opened the scoring in 12 of his last 15 games, of these 12 he came to rest in advantage in 5 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 7.
The Basaksehir team comes to this match with a 1-0 victory against Besiktas, in a game for the Turkish championship. We remember that the visitors arrived at this stage of the Europa League after having won Group J, with 10 points, ahead of Rome. In this away game, coach Okan Buruk should play in the usual 4-4-2, with Crivelli and Demba Ba as the team’s most offensive references. Enzo Crivelli stands out at Basaksehir in official matches, with 12 goals scored. For this game, the coach cannot count on Cakir, a player who is recovering from an injury.