Portuguese outfit Sporting CP clash with English heavyweights Arsenal in matchday 3 of the UEFA Europa League group E both sides out to bag the maximum points.
Sporting will be keen to maximize on their ever vibrant home support to get the job done and sink the visiting ruthless Arsenal side.
The home side head into the match in high morale after beating Loures 2-1 in the domestic cup and more of the same will be their sole aim.
The Lisbon based side head into the clash in relatively decent form having won three and lost two of their last five matches.
The hosts currently lie second in Group F with 6 points from 2 matches same as the visitors who are on the summit thanks to a superior goal difference.
Deadly Arsenal hit the road to Portugal hoping to bag a routine win and sink the hosts.
Arsenal head into the clash buoyed by their 3-1 thrashing of Leicester City in the domestic League to make it 10 wins in a row and more of the same will be their main motive.
Unai Emery charges are currently in unstoppable form and currently lead the UEFA Europa League group standings with 6 points same as the hosts’ with a superior goal difference.
The visitors are currently the team to beat but the match will represent the first Real test to them given the strength of the other oppositions in the group.
The home side will be counting on former skillful Manchester United winger Nani to continue with his fine goalscoring touch to bag the maximum points.
The gunners will be banking on their fierce attack unit comprising of former Borussia Dortmund marksman Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and lethal french hitman Alexandre Lacazette to do what they do best to get the job done.
HEAD TO HEAD
The two teams will be meeting for the first time in a competitive match