Sporting CP hosts Olympiakos Piraeus
Sporting CP hosts Olympiakos Piraeus in a match from Group D of the UEFA Champions League.Sporting is currently 3rd in the group 4 points won, while Olympiakos are last with just one point won so far. The Greek team won its only point in the last round of the group stage when they made a 0-0 draw with Barcelona at home.As it stands now, Sporting have theoretical chances even for the second place in the group, but it’s not very likely to see something like that happens. Their more realistic goal is beating Olympiakos for the third place in the group and securing a qualification for Europa League. And this could happen on Wednesday night in Lisboa when these two teams meet each other.Their first meeting ended with a win for the Portuguese team. In the first round of the competition, Olympiakos and Sporting met in Lisboa and the match ended with a 3-2 win for the Portuguese side. This is most surely giving Sporting, even more, confidence before hosting Olympiakos. The Greek team remains a dangerous opponent and they proved it against Barcelona in the last round, when they won a point against the Catalans. But with just one point won so far, it’d be very hard for Olympiakos to change their position in the group’s standings.Sporting is the favourites here. They have enough experience to not make a mistake at such a crucial moment for them. They know that this game could secure them a qualification for Europa League, which shall be their main goal at the moment. They will also have the help of their passionate fans, who know very well how to create the perfect atmosphere. As for Olympiakos, very soon they will have to concentrate on the Greek league, where they usually dominate.