Manchester City v Sporting Lisbon Live

by Timothy Masters

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Manchester City host Sporting Lisbon on Thursday 15th March, 2012, with kickoff at 20:00. This match is currently being shown LIVE on ESPN.

City gave a decent account of themselves when they went to Portugal for the first leg, but since then a demoralising loss to Swansea has taken a bit of wind out of their sails and allowed United to skip through a to claim the top spot in the table. This game may only represent progress in the Europa League, but the context has given it a greater degree of significance than would have been expected.

Lisbon will bring a strong side to this in an attempt to progress. Portuguese success in this competition has become a familiar thing in recent years, and the Sporting boys will want to get in on that.

Manchester City v Sporting Lisbon is LIVE on ESPN.