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FCSB vs. Sporting Match Preview

21 Aug 2017 Keith M. INTERNATIONAL CLUBS: UEFA Champions League, Qualification
INTERNATIONAL CLUBS: UEFA Champions League, Qualification

Steaua Bucuresti

  • W
  • D
  • D
  • D
  • W

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Kick-off
18:45 GMT
23 August 2017

Sporting CP

  • W
  • W
  • W
  • D
  • W

Kick-off
18:45 GMT 23 August 2017

The FCSB vs. Sporting match will be played on Wednesday, August 21, at the Arena Nationala Bucharest. This is the second leg of Champions League playoff qualifying phase. In the first leg played in Portugal, the result was 0:0.

STATS

  • FCSB is currently in a series of ten games without a defeat in all competitions. Before they beat Juventus Bucharest last weekend, they had three draws in a row.
  • Sporting is currently in a series of five games without a defeat in all competitions. Apart from the draw against FCSB, they also had four victories.

HEAD TO HEAD

Apart from the match they played last week against each other, they didn't have previous meetings.

Head to head matches: Steaua Bucuresti - Sporting CP

15.08.2017 UEFA Sporting CP Steaua Bucuresti 0:0

FCSB NEWS

After seven games in Romanian Liga 1, FCSB is 4th on the table with 15 points, four points behind the leaders Cluj. Although they are still undefeated, SB recorded three draws, and they are trailing at the beginning of the championship. They defended vigorously in the first match, but they got lucky as well. They are thrilled with the goalless draw in Lisbon, but they will have to play much better in attack to eliminate Sporting, which is still a favorite to go through.

Latest matches: Steaua Bucuresti

19.08.2017 Liga Juventus Colentina Bucuresti Steaua Bucuresti 1:2 W
15.08.2017 UEFA Sporting CP Steaua Bucuresti 0:0 D
12.08.2017 Liga Steaua Bucuresti AFC Astra Giurgiu 1:1 D
09.08.2017 Liga Steaua Bucuresti CS Municipal Studentesc Iasi 1:1 D
06.08.2017 Liga CS Concordia Chiajna Steaua Bucuresti 1:2 W

SPORTING NEWS

Sporting is currently third in Portuguese League, but they recorded all victories so far, same as Benfica and Porto, with the same goal difference. Sporting failed to defeat FCSB in the first leg, but they are convinced they are a better team than Romanians. Sporting players know that an away goal will probably lead them to the Champions League group phase and they will do everything to score it as soon as possible.

Latest matches: Sporting CP

19.08.2017 Prim Vitoria Guimaraes Sporting CP 0:5 W
15.08.2017 UEFA Sporting CP Steaua Bucuresti 0:0 D
11.08.2017 Prim Sporting CP Vitoria Setubal 1:0 W
06.08.2017 Prim CD das Aves Sporting CP 0:2 W
29.07.2017 Club Sporting CP AC Fiorentina 1:0 W

SUMMING UP!

FCSB defended as much as they could in Portugal and brought home a goalless draw. However, now they will have to attack, and we believe than both teams will score at least one goal in the upcoming game.

About the author - Keith M.

Dedicated tipster with five years of experience. Devoted Arsenal fan and sports writer.

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