Maribor vs Sporting. After a well-deserved passage to the Champions League Group stage when they threw celtic, Maribor has a very important exam. In a group where are great Schalke and Chelsea they have to play well against Sporting if they want to continue competing in Europe League. Sporting is not an easy opponent and he is in this game is considered as a favorite.
Maribor have 15 points of maximum 21 in their national championship and they wish to win on this match. They have no injury concerns or suspensions before match against Sporting. Marcos Tavares will captain the team from attack and Jean-Philippe Mendy is also pushing for a start. Also they have Luka Zahovic who has score a lot of goals for Slovenian champion.
Luka Zahovic said:"Last season, I said that this is the best generation ever to play for Maribor. I'm proud that I can be part of this team and the great thing is that we can play in the Champions League. We earned it. We look forward to all of the action that follows."
Sporting have a great players and with former man Utd player Nani and Algerian international Islam Slimani they will try to score. They are without their defender Cedric and Ramy Rabia who even maybe will play in starting eleven.
About this match Nani said the next: "Obviously people were expecting big things. We wanted to start the season in the best possible way and we still have a lot of games to play. We will fight as hard as we can to get better results."
Possible starting lineups:
Maribor: Handanovic; Rajcevic, Viler, Mejac, Arghus; Vrsic, Bohar, Sallalich; Tavares, Mendy, Zahovic
Sporting: Patricio; Mauricio, Jefferson, Sarr, Rabia; Martins, Esgaio, Carvalho; Nani, Mane, Slimani
In this match we expect draw and maybe correct score would be Maribor vs Sporting 1:1