Boasting a comprehensive 5-0 lead following a ruthless first-leg display, you feel it would take a catastrophic collapse for City to not progress here.
The positive omens for Pep Guardiola’s men are strengthened by the fact they have won each of their last six home matches in the Champions League knockout stages.
The Citizens have also prevailed in all four of their previous continental clashes with Portuguese opposition at the Etihad.
The Premier League leaders have won seven of their last eight matches – keeping five clean sheets – and suffered just two defeats in 25.
By contrast, Sporting have lost all three of their Champions League knockout matches, conceding 17 goals along the way.
The Lions have also failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 13 away games in the competition, and are without a win in seven visits to England – losing five.
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Manchester City vs Sporting Lisbon: Match Stats
Riyad Mahrez has been City’s man in form during their impressive streak, scoring eight times in as many matches.
The former Leicester City forward has also netted six goals so far in this season’s Champions League and should he find the target here, would set a record for the most strikes in a single season by a Citizens player.
Sporting have collected 19 yellow cards in this season’s competition, with only Lille and Wolfsburg shown more.
Manchester City vs Sporting Lisbon: Squawka Says
Scoreline prediction: Manchester City 3-0 Sporting Lisbon
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Manchester City 3-0 Sporting LisbonChampions League
February 15, 2022: Sporting Lisbon 0-5 Manchester City – Champions League
March 15, 2012: Manchester City 3-2 Sporting Lisbon – Europa League
March 8, 2012: Sporting Lisbon 1-0 Manchester City – Europa League
It is now a decade since the sides’ previous European showdown; Sporting prevailing on away goals in a dramatic Europa League tie.