On September 7, in the 1st round of the group stage of the German Champions League, Eintracht Frankfurt will play at home against Sporting Lisbon. The incident started at 16:45 GMT.
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Champions League 2022-23
After scoring eight goals in two Bundesliga games, Eintracht Frankfurt seem to be out of trouble after last year’s UEFA Europa League triumph.
As the only group stage debut this season, Frankfurt have made their first appearance in UEFA’s top-level competition since 1959/60, when they went all the way to the final (7-3 to Real Madrid).
However, putting mixed results against Portuguese rivals in UEFA competition aside, they will be looking for reassurance from last season when they were unbeaten here.
Sporting’s disappointing start to the season also suggests there may be no free play, even as they count on success in Europe to kick-start their campaign.
As they aim to emulate last season’s Champions League round of 16 progress, they have only won one of their last eight matches against German rivals.
However, with one European away win in six tries, the Portuguese can struggle in a tough Group D that has three more European title teams, especially if they start slow.
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Players to watch
For the German side, Rafael Borre, who scored a goal as Frankfurt beat RB Leipzig 4-0 on Saturday, did the same in the last two Champions League games last season.
Sporting also have a talented footballer and that is Pedro Gonçalves, Sporting’s top scorer this season with three goals, two of which were firsts.
Head to Head
This will be the first meeting between Frankfurt and Lisbon. The team from Germany had six clashes with the Portuguese rival, winning twice, drawing twice and losing twice.
Last season, as you know, Sporting scored 14 goals in the group stage of the Champions League, which was their record result in one season of the continental show.
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|Eintracht Frankfurt win 2.05||Draw 3.84||Sporting win 3.75|
Frankfurt are winning in a row and unbeaten in their last four games. They have only lost one of their last seven home games and are looking to keep their good form.
Sporting ended their consecutive losing streak at the weekend, marking their second victory in their last six games.
Prediction for this match: Eintracht win.