Sporting and Steaua Bucuresti face off in the Champions League First playoff round, Game 1 on Tuesday afternoon. The game tips off at 2:30 PM EST inEstádio José Alvalade, Lisbon. FOX Sports 1 will be doing the TV coverage while the game can be watched online live on fuboTV.
This will be the first ever encounter between the two teams. Sporting is definitely the favorites to win but who knows what Bucuresti have in their stock.
Date and Time: August 15th, 2017 2:30 PM EST
Venue: Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon
TV: FOX Sports 1 (US)
Online Stream: FuboTV (US Desktop & Mobile) – (Subscription required click here to start your free fuboTV trial and watch now, you can cancel at any time. DVR available.)
Jorge Jesus’s boys are all well going into the matchup. In their last five outings, Sporting posted four wins and a loss. They are coming off a 1-0 over Vitoria Setubal this Friday. After failing to make it to the qualifiers in their previous two campaigns, Sporting has proved that they are a stronger team now.
Probable starting IX: Patricio, Piccini, Coates, Mathieu, Coentrao, Silva, Carvalho, Martins, Acuna, Fernandes, and Dost
Nicolae Dica is on the squad in place of midfielder Constantin Budescu, who is out with a muscular injury.
Steaua Bucuresti seems alright as well they have been unbeaten in their last five matches. In four games played in August, they defeated Viktoria Plzen 1-4 away in the UCL. Followed that with a 1-2 win at Concordia in the league. They settled to a 1-1 draw after a hard fought game at home against CSM Iasi. On Saturday, they managed a come from behind goal for a 1-1 draw against Astra
Probable starting IX: Nita, Enache, Larie, Balasa, Momcilovic, Junior Morais, Pintilli, Man, Tanase, Golofca, and Alibec