Matchweek 3 of this season’s Champions League sees Sporting Lisbon head to France to take on Marseille, with both sides looking for a result that will take them a step closer to the knockout stages.
The Portuguese club have had an outstanding start to their UCL campaign. They sit at the top of Group D after an impressive win away at Frankfurt and at home to Antonio Conte’s Tottenham.
It has been a different story for Sporting in their domestic league so far this season however, as the Lions sit in 7th place after 8 games, so Ruben Amorim and his side will be relying on their European form to get them over the line tonight.
The hosts’ start to the season has so far been the polar opposite of Sporting Lisbon’s. The Phocaeans find themselves bottom of their UCL group, thanks to losses against Spurs and Frankfurt.
However, unlike this evening’s opponents, they have massively impressed in their domestic league, and they sit in second place - unbeaten, and only two points off PSG.
The two teams differing records make for an interesting encounter, and here is everything you need to know about today’s fixture.
Marseille vs Sporting Lisbon: TV Channel and live stream
UK viewers will be able to watch tonight’s clash live on BT Sport 1, or via a livestream on the BT Sport app or website.
Kick-off at the Orange Velodrome is scheduled for 5:45pm BST.
Marseille vs Sporting Lisbon Team News:
Former Arsenal defender, Sead Kolasinac, is set to be out of action for Marseille for a few more weeks because of an unknown injury, but positive news for the fans of the French club is that Eric Bailly should be fit to start after recovering from a knock that has sidelined him for the last few weeks.
There are a few absentees for Sporting Lisbon, including Luis Neto, who won’t return to the pitch until late October, and Jovane Cabral, who continues to battle with a thigh issue.
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