We’re down to the round of 16 Who’ll achieve first-leg leads?
February 28: Paul Pogba makes his long-awaited Juventus return
March 9: Dropped by Juve for their Europa League game due to disciplinary reasons, per multiple reports
The line-ups of Sporting CP vs Arsenal have been announced.
Sporting CP XI: Adan, Coates, Ricardo Esgaio, Paulinho, Matheus Reis, Edwards, St. Juste, Trincão, Pedro Gonçalves, Hidemasa Morita, Gonçalo Inácio
Subs: Luís Neto, Rochinha, Nuno Santos, Arthur Gomes, Jovane, Franco Israel, Mateo Tanlongo, Dário Essugo, Issahaku Fatawu, Chermiti, Ousmane Diomande, Mateus Fernandes
Arsenal XI: Xhaka, Jorginho, Zinchenko, Matt Turner, Nelson, Ben White, Martinelli, William Saliba, Saka, Jakub Kiwior, Fábio Vieira
Subs: Partey, Holding, Tomiyasu, Gabriel, Ramsdale, Smith Rowe, James Hillson, Matt Smith, Charles Sagoe Jr, Reuell Walters
Marcus Rashford is Manchester United’s leading goalscorer in Europa League with a total of 11 in 33 appearances.
22’—Sporting 0-1 Arsenal
34’—Sporting 1-1 Arsenal
55’—Sporting 2-1 Arsenal
62’—Sporting 2-2 Arsenal
Back and forth in this one
FT: Sporting 2-2 Arsenal
Shots on target: 6-7
Big chances: 5-3
Touches in opp. box: 17-32
An end-to-end game ends all square.
Sporting’s three games vs. English opponents in European competition this season:
◉ 2-0 vs Spurs
◉ 1-1 vs Spurs
◉ 2-2 vs Arsenal
North London can’t beat them.
2 - Paulinho is only the second player to score against both Arsenal and Tottenham in a single season in European competition, after Youssef El Arabi for Olympiakos in 2019-20 (excluding qualifying rounds). Double.
Most assists for Arsenal across all competitions this season:
◎ 9 - Bukayo Saka
◉ 6 - Fábio Vieira
◎ 6 - Martin Ødegaard
◎ 6 - Gabriel Jesus
This is just his 12th start of the season.
EARLY #UEL RESULTS
Sporting CP 2-2 Arsenal
Leverkusen 2-0 Ferencvaros
Roma 2-0 Real Sociedad
Union Berlin 3-3 Union SG
52’—Man Utd 2-1 Real Betis (Antony)
58’—Man Utd 3-1 Real Betis (Bruno)
Two in six minutes for the Reds