Sporting and Frankfurt go head-to-head in a Champions League group stage duel at Estádio José Alvalade on Tuesday evening (8pm, UK time).
The hosts will be through to the round of 16 if they avoid defeat. They will finish first if they win and Tottenham does not. Sporting will finish third and reach the Europa League knockout round play-offs if both they and Marseille lose.
As for Frankfurt, they’ll be through to the round of 16 if they win. The current Europa League holders will finish first if they win and Spurs do not. Frankfurt will finish third if both games are drawn, or if both they and Marseille lose.
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Where to watch Sporting vs Frankfurt on TV:
- UK: BT Sport 7
- US: Paramount+
Sporting is looking to progress to the knockout rounds in consecutive Champions League campaigns, having been eliminated during the group stage in seven of their previous eight participations (progressing in 2008/09). However, they are currently winless in three Champions League matches (one draw and two losses), last going four games without victory in this competition back in 2016/17 (four defeats). But they have won on the last two occasions when playing a German opponent in European competition, with both coming in the Champions League – 3-1 against Borussia Dortmund in November 2021 and 3-0 against Frankfurt this term.
In what is their first-ever Champions League campaign, Frankfurt can still win their group if results go their way. The only German club to win their first group participation in the competition is Kaiserslautern in 1998/99, while the last German club to progress to the knockout rounds in their first participation was VfB Stuttgart in 2003-04. Mario Götze has registered an assist in each of his last two appearances in the Champions League; only once previously has he set up a goal in three consecutive games in the competition – between November 2012 and March 2013 for Borussia Dortmund when he was 20 years old.
Scoreline prediction: Sporting 2-0 Frankfurt
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