CL Preview: Sporting Lisbon VS Manchester United

Champions League Group F
Sporting Lisbon (3rd in Portuguese Liga) v Manchester United (4th in Premiership)
20:45 (CET) – Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon, Portugal

RECENT FORM

Sporting Lisbon

16 Sep v Amadora (A) WON 2-0

02 Sep v Beleneses (H) WON 1-0

26 Aug v Porto (A) LOST 1-0

19 Aug v Academica (H) WON 4-1

Manchester United

15 Sep v Everton (A) WON 1-0

01 Sep v Sunderland (H) WON 1-0

26 Aug v Tottenham (H) WON 1-0

19 Aug v Manchester City (A) LOST 1-0

15 Aug v Portsmouth (A) DREW 1-1

12 Aug v Reading (A) DREW 0-0

TEAM NEWS

Manchester United

Owen Hargreaves, a summer signing from Bayern Munich, has not travelled to Portugal due to a thigh strain, but Wayne Rooney returns to the squad for the first time since he broke his foot in the opening match of the season. United are without Mikael Silvestre after his season ending knee injury at the weekend, while Gary Neville, John O’Shea, Darren Fletcher and Park Ji Sung are all sidelined.

SQUADS

Sporting Lisbon: Stojkovic, Tiago; Anderson Polga, Ronny, Tonel, Gladstone, Paulo Renato, Abel; Carlos Paredes, Izmailov, Simon Vukcevic, Pontus Farnerud, Miguel Veloso, Bruno Pereirinha, João Moutinho, Romagnoli, Celsinho; Liedson, Purovic, Yannick Djaló.

Manchester United: Van der Sar, Kuszczak, Heaton, Brown, Vidic, Ferdinand, Pique, Evans, Evra, Ronaldo, Scholes, Carrick, Anderson, Nani, Gibson, Eagles, Martin, Giggs, Rooney, Tevez, Saha, Dong.

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