Manchester City vs Sporting Lisbon Match Preview
Manchester City vs Sporting Lisbon Match Preview

Manchester City and Sporting Lisbon meet for their second leg, round of 16 Europa League clash at the Etihad Stadium on 15 March.

City, who have suffered two back-to-back defeats at the hands of Sporting Lisbon and Swansea City in their two prior games, will be rethinking their tactics and looking to make a strong comeback in this game.

Meanwhile, Sporting Lisbon, who stunned City with a 1-0 win in the first leg, have worked hard this season winning most of their games. Coming off a convincing 5-0 victory over Guimaraes in their domestic league (Portuguese Liga), Sporting will be hoping to continue their superb form by qualifying to the next round of this competition.

Manchester City probable team: Hart; Savic, K Toure Clichy, Richards; Barry, Milner, Y Toure; Silva, Aguero; Dzeko

Sporting Lisbon probable team: Patricio; Xandao, Polga, Insua, Pereira; Carrico, Schaars, Fernandez, Capel; Izmailov, van Wolfswinkel