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90' + 4'
L. Pellegrini
Yellow Card
90' + 3'
Gonçalo Inácio
Yellow Card
R. Kolo Muani
A. Knauff
1 - 2
D. Kamada
Penalty Goal
1 - 1
Arthur Gomes
1 - 0

Match Stats

45% 54%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 2 4
Total Passes 436 516
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8th Finals
UEFA Europa League


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The result means that Eintracht and Tottenham progress to the Round of 16 while Marseille drop into the Europa League. Sporting, however, have no European football whatsoever to look forward to after Christmas. They're out.
All over at the Jose Alvalade and it's Eintracht who'll progress to the next phase of the Champions League at Sporting's expense. The hosts had taken the lead through Arthur only for second-half goals from Kamada and Muani to turn the tie on its head and secure a dramatic away victory for the visitors.
90' + 4' Sporting have two corners right at the death but a tangible effort on goal fails to materialise.
L. Pellegrini
Yellow Card
90' + 4' Pellegrini is also booked in that same scuffle.
Gonçalo Inácio
Yellow Card
90' + 3' Inacio is booked after a scuffle during a corner kick.
90' + 2' Sporting are throwing the kitchen sink at Eintracht, now. This is their last chance.
90' There will be four minutes of additional time at the end of this second half.
F. Alidou
M. Götze
90' Alidou has replaced Gotze as Eintracht look to run the clock down.
88' Eintracht are defending resolutely - they're determined to hang on to their lead.
86' Sporting try to switch the play out the left side but Eintracht deal with it comfortably and clear their lines.
84' Sporting look panicked in the way they're constructing attacks. They look like a team that's feeling the pressure.
82' Cabral and Arthur combine to earn a corner kick for Sporting - nothing comes of it.
H. Smolčić
K. Jakić
81' Smolcic has replaced Jakic, who came so close to being sent off.
R. Borré
R. Kolo Muani
80' Borre has come on for Muani, the man who scored the goal that gave Eintracht their lead.
Jovane Cabral
J. St. Juste
78' Cabral has replaced St. Juste in a late throw of the dice from Sporting.
77' Porro whips in the resulting free-kick but the danger is dealt with by Eintracht.
76' Jakic, on a yellow, clatters Trincao to concede a free-kick. But the referee decides against awarding him a second yellow and sending him off.
74' The tables have turned. Now it's Sporting who have to score.
A. Knauff
72' Knauff, just on the pitch, did superbly to play in Muani.
R. Kolo Muani
72' GOAL! Knauff lifts the ball into space for Muani, who controls the pace and finishes superbly past Adan to put Eintracht in a late lead.
72' Rode teases in a cross from the left side but Sporting manage to clear the danger.
A. Knauff
J. Dina Ebimbe
70' Knauff replaces Ebimbe to play on Eintracht's right.
68' Sow takes a tumble in the box and Eintracht call for a penalty but the referee shakes his head and gives them nothing.
66' The atmosphere is just that little bit edgier at the Jose Alvalade.
64' Eintracht, keen to capitalise on their opportunity, push on aggressively. We're set for a tense final half-hour.
M. Edwards
63' In a straight swap, Trincao comes on for Edwards.
Dário Essugo
M. Ugarte
63' 17-year-old Essugo replaces Ugarte in midfield for Sporting.
D. Kamada
Penalty Goal
62' GOAL! Kamada buries his penalty, sending Adan the wrong way and placing his finish into the right side of the goal.
60' PENALTY! Eintracht have earned a penalty kick after a handball from Coates in the box.
D. Sow
Yellow Card
58' Sow is booked for a professional foul, pulling back Arthur to prevent a break.
56' Pellegrini whips in a corner from the right side of the pitch but it evades everyone in the box and flies out of play.
54' Sporting are locked in, their back three morphing into a five whenever they don't have possession. They don't want to let this lead slip.
52' Porro does brilliantly to step up and play a defence-splitting pass through to Arthur, only for the Brazilian to miscontrol the ball and for the move to die out.
50' Edwards does superbly to retain possession for Sporting only for St. Juste to then lose it with an overly-risky ball forward.
48' Eintracht, commiting more bodies forward, cut through Sporting's defensive line only for the ball to run out of play before anything constructive can happen.
S. Rode
J. Lindstrøm
46' Rode has replaced Lindstrom at half time in a bid to shore up the midfield.
46' We're back underway at the Jose Alvalade.
Sporting are good value for their lead. They've seen the lion share of the ball and controlled the game for the most part. Eintracht have looked dangerous on occasion and they have had chances, but the way the tie is structured means that they're going to have to take risks in order to get back into the game in this second half.
Arthur's goal means that Sporting are in good shape come the half-time whistle. They only need a point to ensure that they progress to the next phase of the Champions League and now they have the cushion of a lead to help them ahead of the second half.
Yellow Card
45' + 2' Paulinho is booked for dissent after a referee's decision goes against him.
45' There will be two minutes of additional time at the end of this first half.
44' CHANCE! Pellegrini whips in a corner from the right side to find Tuta in the box, who directs his header on target. Adan saves comfortably, however.
42' Sporting are snapping into challenges, determined to win every second ball. They're determined to not led this lead slip.
40' The pressure is all on Eintracht to respond, now. As it stands Sporting are going through.
Arthur Gomes
39' GOAL! Edwards drives down the right before pulling the ball back for Ugarte, who whips the ball into the box. The cross takes a deflection off an Eintracht defender before falling to Arthur at the back post, who buries confidently to make it 1-0 to Sporting.
38' Sporting are still retaining possession of the ball intelligently.
36' Pellegrini whips in the resulting free-kick but Eintracht fail to direct an effort on goal and concede a foul instead.
Matheus Reis
Yellow Card
34' Reis, just on the pitch, is booked after flying into a reckless challenge on Ebimbe.
32' CHANCE! Nothing comes of the corner Kamada won but Sporting break like lightning after clearing the danger. The ball eventually falls to Ugarte but the Uruguayan is unable to sort his feet out in time and squanders the opportunity.
Matheus Reis
Nuno Santos
32' Reis has replaced Santos, who's not fit enough to proceed after suffering that injury.
30' Kamada does well to win a corner for Eintracht out on the right side. Santos, however, seems to have rolled his ankle in the process of conceding the corner and looks to be in considerable pain.
28' Sporting are taking some quite brave decisions when playing out from the back. They're beating the press as things stand, however.
26' Santos lifts the ball from the left wing into the box to try and find Paulinho, only for Eintracht to deal with the danger without a problem.
24' Sporting, as the game progresses, are beginning to grow in stature and confidence. They're moving the ball just that bit better, with more fluidity.
22' Edwards, looking bright, tries to thread a nice ball into space to find Paulinho, but he loses his battle with his opposing number and the attack is killed.
20' Eintracht's game plan seems to entail winning the ball high up the pitch and launching direct counter-attacks. Sporting are trying to control the game with becoming too conservative and fearful of conceding their narrow advantage.
18' Coates, under pressure from an opposing player, concedes a corner only for the set-piece to come to nothing.
16' Eintracht, playing with a real edge to their game, try another defence-splitting pass only for Sporting to cut it out.
D. Kamada
Yellow Card
14' Kamada is booked for a late challenge on Paulinho.
12' CHANCE! Sporting make a mess of an Eintracht corner and very nearly concede. The ball is directed toward goal by Paulinho and Adan does well to keep it out.
10' There's been a couple of spicy challenges already. Both sides are completely committed to the cause.
8' The ball is whipped into the box from the resulting free-kick before ultimately falling to Edwards in a dangerous position inside the box. His effort is tame, however, and easily dealt with by Trapp.
K. Jakić
Yellow Card
7' Jakic is booked for a late challenge on Arthur.
6' Eintracht try their luck with an arrowed ball into the final third only for Sporting to clean it up rather easily.
4' Sporting have enjoyed the lion's share of possession. They're going to be keen to control this game from the first whistle until the last.
2' The atmosphere in Lisbon this evening is electric.
1' We're underway here at the Jose Alvalade.
The only previous meeting between Sporting and Eintracht in European competition came in this season’s reverse fixture in the Champions League, in a 3-0 away win for Ruben Amorim’s side.
Eintracht have made two changes from the team that beat Marseille 2-1. Tuta has replaced Smolcic in defence and Pellegrini has come in for the injured Christopher Lenz in midfield
Sporting have made two changes from the side that earned a 1-1 draw in London against Tottenham. St. Juste has replaced Matheus in defence and Goncalves has come in for the injured Hidemasa Morita in midfield.
EINTRACHT FRANKFURT SUBS: Jens Grahl, Diant Ramaj, Jerome Onguene, Hrvoje Smolcic, Faride Alidou, Sebastian Rode, Rafael Borre, Lucas Alario, Timothy Chandler, Ansgar Knauff.
EINTRACHT FRANKFURT (3-4-3): Kevin Trapp; Tuta, Kristijan Jakic, Evan N Dicka; Eric Ebimbe, Djibril Sow, Daichi Kamada, Luca Pellegrini; Jesper Lindstrom, Randal Kolo Muani, Mario Gotze.
SPORTING CLUBE DE PORTUGAL SUBS: Franco Israel, Matheus, Sotirios Alexandropoulos, Rochinha, Trincao, Abdul Issahaku, Ricardo Esgaio, Jose Martinez, Flavio Nazhinho, Jovane Cabral, Mateus Fernandes, Dario Essugo.
SPORTING CLUBE DE PORTUGAL (3-4-3): Antonio Adan; Jeremiah St. Juste, Sebastian Coates, Goncalo Inacio; Pedro Porro, Pedro Goncalves, Manuel Ugarte, Nuno Santos; Marcus Edwards, Paulinho, Arthur.
Eintracht, as has been clarified, are in a very similar position to Sporting. They've also taken seven points from their first five games and are third in Champions League Group D. Unlike Sporting, however, who could still qualify for the next phase of the competition if they earn a point, Eintracht have to win in order to progress. Their head-to-head record with Tottenham and Sporting isn't good enough to sneak through if they simply avoid defeat - they need all three points.
Sporting come into this one placed second in Champions League Group D. They've taken seven points from their first five games and are just one behind group leaders Tottenham Hotspur. Eintracht, in third, are level on points with them. Marseille, rooted to the bottom of the table, are just one point behind them. All four teams begin the final matchday of the group phase with a chance of progressing to the next phase of the competition. But if Sporting can win, their place is secured no matter what else happens in the group.
Hello and welcome to the live text commentary for Sporting CP's Champions League clash with Eintracht Frankfurt at the Jose Alvalade.